The Devil’s Possessed (1974)
aka El mariscal del infierno
Genre: Adventure | Horror
Country: Spain | Argentina | Director: León Klimovsky
Language: Spanish or English (2 separate audio tracks)
Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 88mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1920×1080 – 23.976fps – 2.72gb
An evil ruler uses witchcraft and evil spirits to keep his subjects in line, but the his reign of terror prompts the people to revolt.
Director Leon Klimovsky, working from an engrossing script by Naschy, relates the intriguing story at a steady pace, delivers a vivid evocation of the flavorsome medieval period setting, stages the lively sword fights with real rip-roaring flair, and certainly doesn’t skimp on the bloody violence and raw brutality. Moreover, the plot has neat similarities to Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” Naschy has an absolute ball with his juicy bad guy role, and there are praiseworthy contributions from Guillermo Bredeston as the dashing Gaston de Malebrauche and Graciela Nilson as sweet fair maiden Graciela. Francisco Sanchez’s crisp cinematography gives the picture an impressively sumptuous look. Carlo Viziello’s alternately harmonic and dissonant score does the trick. Worth a watch for Naschy fans.
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