The Devil Rides Out
DIRECTOR: TERENCE FISHER
CAST: CHRISTOPHER LEE, CHARLES GRAY, NIKE ARRIGHI
While sunny counterculture Utopianism held sway through the late 1960s, England’s Hammer Film Productions remained lurking in the shadows. The Devil Rides Out shows Hammer at the height of its powers, reuniting a steely, imperious Christopher Lee and maestro Fisher, working from Richard Matheson’s superb adaptation of Dennis Wheatley’s novel. Investigating a satanic plot leads Lee’s Duc de Richleau, on the side of good for once, into a black magick circle led by Charles Gray, and face-to-face with occult horrors.