This Satanic Sundays! Sunday is all about the devil cult. Six films that celebrate all that black magic and evil comradery in contemporary and classic b-movie fashion. From evil agents, voodoo rites and satanic sacrifice these films show some awesomely bad cultastic black movie magic that span the decades and realms. True terrors of low budget and Indie cinema.
1. The Devil’s Hand 1962
Rick Turner is engaged of Donna Trent and is having nightmares with a beautiful blonde woman dancing in the sky. One night, he is mysteriously driven to a doll shop, and in the next morning he returns to the place with Donna. He finds a doll that resembles his fiancé, but the owner Francis Lamont delivers another doll to him, with the face of the woman of his dreams, Bianca Milan. Rick looks for Bianca and is seduced and convinced by her to join a sect that worships the diabolic Camba, while the health of Donna is threatened by Francis and Bianca. “The Devil’s Hand” was directed by William J. Hole Jr. and starring Linda Christian, Robert Alda, Ariadna Welter,Jeanne Carmen and Neil Hamilton. The film is a black & white cult classic.
2. Blood Cult 1985
A mysterious serial killer is killing several female co-eds on and off a college campus in Oklahoma and the only clues are gold medallions left by the bodies. A grizzled police detective sets out to find the killer, but is unaware that all the killings are connected to a Satanic cult. The detective, Ron, turns from the hunter to the hunted when he sees that no one around him can be trusted, not even his own daughter. Directed by Christopher Lewis “Blood Cult” stars Juli Andelman, Charles Ellis, James Vance and Bennie Lee McGowan. The film is 80’s classic b-movie genre that blends both the devil cult with slasher.
3. Evil Angel 2009
When the young woman Emma Carillo is stabbed five times, paramedic Marcus Galan feels a great empathy for her and unsuccessfully tries to save her life in the Mercy Hospital. Meanwhile the near death patient Caroline Kuntz awakes; kills two people; and leaves the hospital. When Marcus arrives home, he finds his suicidal wife Carla cheating on him with a stranger. The next morning, Marcus goes to a hearing due to mistreatment and the death of the prostitute Elizabeth Markham. Private detective Carruthers is assigned to investigate the case. Meanwhile Caroline visits Carruthers' son Vic. “Evil Angel” was directed by Richard Dutcher and stars Ving Rhames, Ava Gaudet, Kristopher Shepard and Jontille Gerard.
4. The Astrologer a.k.a Suicide Cult 1975
A scientist investigating reports of the Second Coming of Christ finds himself battling against a suicidal devil cult. “The Astrologer” was directed by James Glickenhaus and stars Bob Byrd, Mark Buntzman, James Glickenhaus and Monica Tidwell. The film is an Indie flick that dramatizes the horrors of new age spiritualism from the dark side.
* I could not find a trailer for this movie anywhere online! So frustrating!*
5. A Name For Evil 1973
Dissatisfied with the family architectural business, a man and his wife pack up and move out to his great-grandfather's old house in the country. While trying to patch it up, the house starts to make it clear to him that it doesn't want him there, but the local church (with some off-kilter practices of their own) seems to take a shine to him. “A Name For Evil” was directed by Bernard Girard. The film stars Robert Culp, Samantha Eggar, Sheila Sullivan and Mike Lane.
6. Chain Of Souls 2001
When a naive aspiring actress from Podunk, Texas disappears in Los Angeles, her protective sister comes looking for her. The clues lead her to a diabolical cult masquerading as a theater group and the fight of her life. This low budget flick was directed by Steve Jarvis and stars Denise Gossett, Suzanne Sheikh, Joe Decker and Deborah Joy Vinall.