Mark of the Devil

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,

Member Reviews

For an exploitation flick concerning the religious fanaticism and hypocrisy of church ministers during the witch hysteria of the mid-1500s-early 1600s, I was honestly floored. This is a white-knuckle watch through and through with explicit scenes of torture and violence that will make you flinch and your stomach turn. The film's overall narrative does lose some steam past the halfway mark, but that can be forgiven on the basis of what this movie truly is. Not for the faint of heart (otherwise you wouldn't be on a horror streaming site) and absolutely worth a watch.

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2 days ago

this clusterfuck of a movie is definitely worth passing on. absolutely terrible.

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a month ago

A raw and powerful film that details the kind of atrocities which become commonplace when figures of authority go unquestioned. Well acted, brutal, sorrowful and with a couple of cool camera tricks up its sleeve. It is a morality play, a warning, and a film that above all else acts as a reminder of the importance of the ones who rebel when the masses are terrorized into obedience.

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2 months ago

A raw and powerful film that details the kind of atrocities which become commonplace when figures of authority go unquestioned. Well acted, brutal, sorrowful and with a couple of cool camera tricks up its sleeve. It is a morality play, a warning, and a film that above all else acts as a reminder of the importance of the ones who rebel when the masses are terrorized into obedience.

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2 months ago

A raw and powerful film that details the kind of atrocities which become commonplace when figures of authority go unquestioned. Well acted, brutal, sorrowful and with a couple of cool camera tricks up its sleeve. It is a morality play, a warning, and a film that above all else acts as a reminder of the importance of the ones who rebel when the masses are terrorized into obedience.

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2 months ago