EZC Presents – Satan Comes To Sofi’s

MARK OF THE DEVIL (1970, dir.Michael Armstrong)
In 17th-century England, sadistic witch hunter Count Cumberland (Herbert Lom) rapes, tortures, and murders young women in the name of the Church. The corrupt nobleman uses these witch hunts as a means to acquire money, land, and power and to terrorize the local populace, who despise him. After witnessing the Count commit a brutal murder, Cumberland’s idealistic young apprentice (Udo Kier) loses faith in his mentor and conspires to put an end to the sadist’s rampage of terror.

A piece of Witchfinder General inspired sleaze, it outperformed that film at the box office, possibly due to its inspired marketing campaign, which saw free sick bags handed out to audiences.

THE DEVIL’S RAIN (1975, dir. Robert Fuest)

Heaven Help Us When the Devil’s Rain!

Patriarch Steve Preston goes missing and worried mom Emma (Ida Lupino) sends eldest son Mark (William Shatner) in search of his father. Suddenly, a dying, eyeless Steve returns and demands that the family: “Give Corbis what belongs to him!” before dissolving into a gelatinous meltdown. Corbis (Ernest Borgnine) is a Satanic priest hell-bent on recovering a valuable book listing the names of those who sold their souls to the devil…a book that resides with the Preston family. Mark refuses to hand it over and puts up a brave fight, only to wind up an unwilling sacrifice. Occult expert, Dr. Richards (Eddie Albert) and Mark’s younger brother, Tom (Tom Skerritt) plot to free the Prestons and destroy The Devil’s Rain, a bottle containing the souls of those already damned. The battle rages as the elixir is released and a bloody rain of devilry and malevolence is loosed upon a screaming, melting world.

This film is a left hand path to sheer joy, with a notable cast which also includes John Travolta as a hooded cultist and a cameo by Anton La Vey (who acted as the adviser on Satanism, and made sure all the rituals and chants were authentic). Ave Satanas!

WEDNESDAY 25th AUGUST
SOFI’S
63-65 HENDERSON STREET
LEITH
7.00PM, FREE!

***PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A ONE-OFF AT SOFI’S, WE WILL RETURN TO THE BANSHEE LABYRINTH NEXT MONTH***

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