Driving through the middle of nowhere, Ben, his daughter KT, and his girlfriend Nicky arrive in a strange little town. It turns out that arriving here is much easier than leaving. And that’s all I’m going to tell you, other than to say that, as the title says, Satanism is at work here. Do not read the summary on the DVD’s case, which gives absolutely everything away. Hit the film cold, and you’ll be impressed by a knockout opening, some truly eerie moments, and a compelling sense of darkness…and despair. The Satanic ceremonies go on a bit long, but they’re still better than others I’ve seen of this type. A minor gem.
The sound is, of course, mono. This is a low-budget film from 1970, and it would be unrealistic to expect anything else. Once or twice the voice quality fluctuates, but otherwise the mono is perfectly clear.
A very nice, very widescreen (2.40:1) transfer. The colours might appear a bit washed out, but that’s the 70s aesthetic, and the look of the Satanic chapel is very rich and warm. The blacks are, for the most part, very good, which is important.
Nothing really: trailers for Creature Features, Hollow Man and The Craft. It would have been nice to see this feature’s trailer, but oh well.
A bare bones disc, but the film itself is a treat, very worthy of rediscovery.
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