Monday, May 26, 2014
The Devil's Rain is a 1975 horror movie directed by Robert Fuest and starring William Shatner, Ernest Borgnine, Tom Skerritt and John Travolta(in his film debut).
The movie revolves around the Preston family who are in trouble because of a magical Satanic book that they have protected. The father is taken by a Satanic cult run by a man called Corbis(Borgnine). He wants the book and he will stop at nothing to get it. The father melts once he warns his wife and son Mark(Shatner) about the book. He tells them to give it to Corbis. Mrs. Preston is captured by the cult and Mark has to go and stop Corbis. He takes the book and drives off into a ghost town in the middle of the desert to face him. They meet and Mark thinks that he can fight Corbis, but he is not able to. He is captured and transformed into one of the cult.
Tom Preston(Skerritt) and his wife Julie(Joan Prather) go to look for the rest of his family and they stumble upon the cult and find out that Mark has been transformed. Tom looks around and he witnesses their mass and he sees Corbis turn into a devil like creature. Tom and Julie find something called The Devil's Rain which is a container which holds the souls of people in the cult. It is the source of Corbis' power. Julie and Tom destroy it with Mark's help and all of the cult members begin to melt. Tom sees his mother and Mark melt into nothing. He and Julie leave the Satanic church and hug each other after the ordeal is over. The movie ends with the audience seeing that Julie is not Julie. She is caught in a new Devil's Rain and Tom is with Corbis who is disguised as Julie so no happy endings here.
This was a low budget movie which was just mediocre. I wasn't too enthralled by it to be honest. I thought that it would be better and John Travolta has a teeny tiny part in it. It has a good cast, but the movie just isn't up to much. I wouldn't watch it again. See it if you want to see Shatner in something other than Star Trek but be warned, it is pretty bad. I give it a 4/10.
Posted by Amanda at 12:09 AM