Mark of the Devil
Directed by Michael Armstrong
In this gothic horror set in 18th century Austria, witchfinder Lord Cumberland (Herbert Lom) and his apprentice Christian von Meruh (Udo Kier) travel the countryside tracking down those they suspect of devil worship, issuing severe punishments and toture to anyone deviating from God's path. When rival witchfinder, Albino (Reggie Nalder) is murdered by Lord Cumberland, Christian loses faith in his mentor and begins to question the true motive behind the church’s witch trials. An unflinching look at religious persecution, MARK OF THE DEVIL explores the hypocrisy of Christianity challenging ideas of morality and religion in this depraved tale. Contains violence and gore.
A witchfinder questions his duties in this stark, unsettling 18th-century set horror.
Cast: Udo Kier, Herbert Lom, Olivera Katarina
Acting and bad dubbing do not hold at all but the story I feel is extremely relevant today especially with all these violent hate communities. Salem Witch Trials,Torquemada and Jonestown comes to mind when I watch this. Brave movie that obviously started a trend. Stay away if your Religious you will hate it.
I don't see how anyone could be confused the straight forward plot but there isn't much merit to the movie.
i enjoyed this film.
Gruesome film about accused witches and the torture they are dealt by corrupt individuals
This is a great 70s film. Good all around. And it shows exactly how hilary clinton is still alive today as they outlawed witch burning too soon.