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Devil's Undead
     

The Devil's Undead

Director: Peter Sasdy,

Cast: Keith Barron, Michael Brennan, Georgia Brown

 
More widely seen in Britain as Nothing but the Night, this atmospheric chiller -- based on the novel Children of the Night by John Blackburn -- stars the ubiquitous Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing as a Scotland Yard inspector and a forensics expert sent to investigate a series of mysterious deaths among the elderly caretakers of a Scottish orphanage.

Overview

More widely seen in Britain as Nothing but the Night, this atmospheric chiller -- based on the novel Children of the Night by John Blackburn -- stars the ubiquitous Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing as a Scotland Yard inspector and a forensics expert sent to investigate a series of mysterious deaths among the elderly caretakers of a Scottish orphanage. Their probing uncovers a diabolical plot perpetrated by members of a Satanic cult, involving the use of an experimental serum which contains the genetic memories of its departed members. The caretakers have been injecting the serum into their young charges in order to use their bodies as healthy vessels for the Satanists' return, and the resulting possession transforms them into sadistic murderers. Although Christopher Lee acted as co-producer on both this film and the superb mystical classic The Wicker Man, it bears little resemblance to the latter, playing more like a Hammer-style variant on the American-made Brotherhood of Satan, released the previous year. Also known as The Resurrection Syndicate.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Robert Firsching
This unusual horror film has Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee investigating a series of deaths at a Scottish orphanage, all tied to a secret plan to transplant the souls of the dead into living children. Director Peter Sasdy, best known for the stylish Countess Dracula, handles the bizarre plot with uncharacteristic restraint, although the same cannot be said for Diana Dors, memorably over-the-top as a madwoman.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/18/2011
UPC:
0851740003246
Original Release:
1972
Rating:
PG
Source:
Scorpion Records
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:34:00

Special Features

Watch this in "Katarina's Nightmare Theater" Format with our Hostess Katarina Leigh Waters (Former WWE Diva and Current TNA Knockout) or play feature only; ; Liner notes by Chris Gullo; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Keith Barron Dr. Haynes
Michael Brennan Deck Hand
Georgia Brown Joan Foster
Kathleen Byron Dr. Rose
Peter Cushing Sir Mark Ashley
Geoffrey Denton Paul Anderson
Diana Dors Anna Harb
Shelagh Fraser Mrs. Allison
Geoffrey Frederick Computer Operator
Michael Gambon Inspector Grant
Paul Humpoletz Angus
Duncan Lamont Dr. Knight
Stanley Lebor Policeman
Christopher Lee Col. Bingham
Fulton Mackay Cameron
Andrew McCulloch Malcolm
John Robinson Lord Fawnlee
Stuart Saunders Police Sergeant
Gwyneth Strong Mary Valley
Michael Wynne Donald
Michael Segal First Reporter
Robin Wentworth Head Porter

Technical Credits
Peter Sasdy Director
Les Bowie Special Effects
Colin Grimes Art Director
Brian Hayles Screenwriter
Anthony Nelson Keys Producer
Eddie Knight Makeup
Philip Martell Musical Direction/Supervision
Keith Palmer Editor
Kenneth Talbot Cinematographer
Malcolm Williamson Score Composer

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