24 July 2014

The Devil's Daughter (1973)
73 min.
Directed by Jeannot Szwarc.
With Shelley Winters, Belinda Montgomery, Robert Foxworth, Jonathan Frid, Abe Vigoda, Joseph Cotten, Barbara Sammeth, Lucille Benson, Thelma Carpenter, Diane Ladd, Martha Scott.
See Shelley Winters smoke extravagant black cigarettes!

See Abe Vigoda do a ritual dance!

See Robert Foxworth with glowing yellow eyes!

After the death of her mother, grief stricken Diane (Montgomery) is relieved when eccentric but amiable family friend Lilith (Winters) reaches out to provide comfort.

But soon Diane realizes there's some diabolical secret being hidden from her, some deadly pact that has predetermined her fate.

Turns out poor Diane is the blood daughter of Satanic Lord Baal and she's expected to take her rightful place alongside the evil prince...come hell or high water!

Spunky TV occult horror is a whole lotta fun, thanks both to its lean & mean running time as well as Winters' spirited performance as the charismatic coven leader.

Best scene: the really cool 'joyous wedding/cult ambush' climax.

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