Monday, August 29, 2016
To The Devil A Daughter is a 1976 horror movie directed by Peter Sykes and starring Christopher Lee, Richard Widmark,Nastassja Kinski and Denholm Elliott. It is based on the book of the same name written by Dennis Wheatley.
The movie revolves around a man called John Verney(Widmark) who writes books about the occult and a man called Henry Beddows(Elliott). Beddows asks Verney to take in his daughter Catherine,(Kinski) who is a nun with a weird cult order called Children of the Lord. Catherine was living in Bavaria in Germany and now she is coming to London. A strange ex-priest called Michael Rayner(Lee) is the leader of this cult and he has a great interest in Catherine for a sinister reason.
He is using black magic to get Catherine back to him as he wants her to be a mate for the Devil.
Verney realises that Rayner is evil and he tries to shelter Catherine from him. The more he tries to help, the stronger the evil becomes. Catherine begins to become drawn to Rayner and even her father cannot stop it. Rayner becomes more and more dangerous and Verney is determined to save Catherine. There is a face off in the end and Verney manages to save Catherine from a terrible fate.
This film wasn't too bad for one of those 70's Hammer movies but it was by no means great. I like Christopher Lee so this was why I watched it. It was entertaining in parts and Lee was fun as the baddie, but it was a bit dull in parts. The weird baby thing was funny and it made me laugh. All in all, if you enjoy Hammer films, this isn't bad. I will give it a 5/10.
Posted by Amanda at 1:14 AM