Ep. 03-34: The Devil Rides Out (1968)

The Duc de Richleau (Christopher Lee) and Rex Van Ryn (Leon Greene) arrive at a party thrown by de Richleau’s protégé, Simon (Patrick Mower), only to discover that the party is actually the gathering of a Satanic cult, led by the high priest Mocata (Charles Gray), who plans to initiate the beautiful young Tanith (Nike Arrighi) that night. Richleau and Van Ryn must defeat the devil-worshiping Mocata and save young Tanith and Simon from a terrible fate.

Episode 34 – The Devil Rides Out

Welcome back to another diabolical devil movie! This one was quite the guilty pleasure as it is a Hammer film, with a decent pedigree, that neither of us had ever seen. Join us as we talk about the mechanics of Matheson’s script, Fisher’s confidence behind the camera, and a cast featuring two Bond villains! Listen, as Johnny Has the Keys travels to the English countryside, where the folks at the neighboring estate might be up to more than just a pleasant picnic!

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Ep. 03-14: Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow) and her struggling actor husband, Guy (John Cassavetes), move to a New York City apartment building with an ominous reputation and odd neighbors, Roman and Minnie Castevet (Sidney Blackmer, Ruth Gordon). Guy’s career suddenly blossoms and Rosemary finds herself pregnant. But something is not right. Rosemary becomes increasingly isolated and questions the origins of her pregnancy. She soon learns the diabolical truth.

Episode 314 “Rosemary’s Baby”

Rosemary’s Baby (1968) is a landmark in the canon of horror film history, specifically the sub-genre of satanic/witchcraft films. It may very well be the perfect storm of horror movies, featuring a controversial subject, a talented (but soon-to-be) controversial director, and having been released in a very turbulent time (the summer of love, Viet Nam, the Manson murders, etc.) Join us as we discuss the film’s continuing popularity and speculate on the reasons. Listen, as Johnny Has the Keys sublets an apartment in the iconic Dakota building, where suicides and death are commonplace, and where that baby you hear crying down the hall may be something far more sinister than it sounds.

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