The Devil Rides Out (1968) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Devil Rides Out1968

The Devil Rides Out (1968)




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Movie Info

Dennis Wheatley's black magic novel becomes a Hammer horror movie, with Christopher Lee for once in the role of the good guy playing the Duc De Richleau, an authority on the occult who must battle a group of Satanists for the soul of his friend.


Christopher Lee
as Duke de Richleau
Nike Arrighi
as Tanith Carlisle
Rosalyn Landor
as Peggy Eaton
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Critic Reviews for The Devil Rides Out

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (4)

Fisher's direction makes one of the Satanic orgies a production highspot, aided by some frenzied choreography by David Toguri and apt mood music.

December 10, 2007 | Full Review…

Over the years, this film's reputation has grown enormously, and its cult status must be as high as any horror movie.

January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Superstitious moviegoers could do a lot worse.

May 10, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Lee seems to be sniffing out the evil.

January 29, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The film doesn't offer the slightest respite to the viewer from the first minute, in which the main theme is directly addressed and the characters are perfectly defined by Fisher's camera. [Full Review in Spanish]

May 7, 2020 | Full Review…

The film's greatest strength rests in the casting of Christopher Lee as the hero rather than the villain.

November 2, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Devil Rides Out

It's pace and length were perfect for the weak and boring characters, if the movie was any longer, it probably would have had a lower rating. I just need to sympathize with a character to be able to enjoy a movie. But nevertheless, it was entertaining enough to see a movie about a subject that tickles the imagination. I'm probably not giving it the credit it deserves, so if you get a chance to see it, please do.

Saskia D.
Saskia D.

Super Reviewer

The Devil Rides Out is a great film that has been overshadowed by Hammer's more famous films. With some special effects that might seem laughable today, the film's real treat comes in the form of the performances. Lead satanist Charles Gray's spellbinding glare is only matched by the intensity of Christopher Lee and his knowledge of the subject. Photobucket

El Hombre Invisible
El Hombre Invisible

Super Reviewer

A great Horror Classic.

Wahida K
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

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