After a ploughboy accidentally unearths the skeletal remains of a demonic creature, a cult of teenage devil-worshippers emerges in a 17th-century Cornwall farming community, led by the gorgeous temptress Angel.
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Eerie little chiller that contains one of my favourite performances ever - Linda Hayden as the devil-worshipping lolita Angel Blake. The sequence where she and her followers rape and kill an innocent classmate in a bizarre ritual is one of the most exhilarating & demented ever filmed. Unfortunately she's underused and the scenes without her are uninteresting - filled with pompous British has been actors in bad wigs.
-3. The comments I keep hearing are better than the actual thing. It's not a bad movie once you've considered viewing it in its time and theme-frames; has quite to offer ranging from a pretty sweet, witchy atmosphere to some cult scenes like the church/play segment.
But, in comparison to some of my favorites (e.g. The Devil rides out, The Wicker man), I see it as a somewhat grubby attempt in filmmaking.
(Vu sur Arte) J'adore Arte, mais bon, ils n'hésitent pas parfois à tomber dans la surenchère quand il s'agit de "vendre" leurs films. A les lire, on avait là une vraie perle méconnue du cinéma fantastique; je n'ai vu qu'un film mal fichu, à l'imagerie vieillotte et (surtout) à la réalisation complètement approximative. Le sommeil est venu me délivrer de mon calvaire vers la 40e minute...