Devils of Darkness (1965)
Country: UK | Director: Lance Comfort
Language: English | Subtitles: None
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 87mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv – 852×462 – 23.976fps – 1.62gb
In a sleepy town in Britanny, Armond du Moliere, the Count Sinistre, and his Gypsy bride Tanya, vampires, control everything through a dark, bloody cult. English tourists disturb their cave coffins and must die, but Paul Baxter escapes and takes with him the count’ golden bat talisman. To retrieve it and exact revenge, the whole cult follows to England, lusting for blood, a cover-up and new recruits, which also causes jealousy.
Director Lance Comfort, working from a nifty and inspired script by Lyn Fairhurst, relates the compelling story at a steady pace, ably creates a creepy atmosphere, and offers a strong evocation of the remote rustic region. The solid acting from a sturdy cast rates as another substantial plus: Sylvestor and Noel are fine in the leads, with good support from Carole Gray as lusty gypsy Tania, Diana Decker as perky socialite Madeleine Braun, Peter Illing as the huffy, yet laid-back Inspector Illing, and Victor Brooks as the helpful, hard-nosed Inspector Hardwick. Reginald H. Wyer’s vibrant cinematography, Bernie Fenton’s spooky’n’shuddery score, and the rousing conclusion all further enhance the entertainment value of this enjoyable 60’s fright feature.