Maggie Caine and her family leave New York to visit the Caine family home, an old farmhouse in Ohio, which her husband has just inherited from a distant aunt. The house, ten miles away from the nearest neighbor, was once owned by a Civil War general reputed to have been a Satanist. But when strange and terrible things begin to happen it soon becomes clear that Satanic worship is still alive and well in the community, and so might be the General, who Maggie suspects is taking possession of her teenage son . . .
A rediscovered modern horror classic by Thomas Cullinan, author of the twice-filmed Civil War horror novel The Beguiled, The Bedeviled (1978) is an occult chiller whose suspenseful plot and surprising twists will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the shocking finale.
“Suspenseful . . . Cullinan does not take the easy way out, and never tries to explain things away by natural causes. The ending is bitter and scary.” - The New York Times
“Horror that should keep exorcism fans up all night.” - Publishers Weekly
“A good old-fashioned supernatural thriller. A bit of incest, brutal murders and other eerie occurrences all make a heady brew. It’s plain and simple scary.” - Memphis Press Scimitar