plot revolves around a group of young people who leave a boring party
to venture off and explore a 'haunted house. Mod, mini-skirt-wearing Sheila
(played by Jill Haworth), her boyfriend Chris (displaced Frankie Avalon)
and the rest of their swinger friends go to an old deserted mansion in
the British countryside. They tell ghost stories, try to conduct a seance
and wander around in the shadows until one of them is sliced to death.
The kids try to figure out who - among them - is a killer. But the bodies
David Bowie was signed to play the 'Richard' role but the studio decided
to replace him after disagreements with American singer Frankie Avalon.
This was only one of numerous headaches for director Michael Armstrong
who has always complained over not having control over his production
(many of the scenes outside the haunted house setting were rewritten and
re-shot by writer Gerry Levy - under the name Peter Marcus - after Armstrong
finish the picture). Mr Armstrong also logged an official complaint against
lead actress Jill Haworth, saying she was high on drugs during the entire
shoot. Michael Armstrong was so unhappy with the experience that he left
England a few months later to accept a directing position in Germany for
OF THE DEVIL.
the music is credited to "Reg Tilsley" it is actually done by
the British band The Pretty Things.
film; widescreen format (16:9), uncut (91 minutes), DVD encoded for ALL
REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT; extras include theatrical trailers.
Recommended For Adult Audiences