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Monday, April 30, 2012

To the Devil A Daughter (1976)

To the Devil is a decent little film.  In its favor, it has Christopher Lee in a commanding performance as a rogue priest, Father Michael who appears to be playing for another team.  [Satan, anyone?]  He and his minions have nefarious plans for sweet Catherine, played perfectly by Nastassja Kinski [Cat People].  Her only hope is an American occult novelist, played nicely by Richard Widmark [Coma, Murder on the Orient Express], who tries his best to deliver her from evil.  Yep, it's classic stuff.
The second thing it has going for it is a few good special effects and the creepiest little "satan baby I've seen in a long time.  These elements add the needed feeling of dread to the film.  There's not much more to say about this one.  The story is far from original but it's a great one to watch on a lazy Sunday afternoon.  If you're a fan of the classic "giving birth to a devil baby" genre, then this one is definitely your cup of tea.
RATING: Good.
For more info check out the film's entry in IMDB.

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