Disciple of Death (1972)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Supernatural Horror  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - UK  |   MPAA Rating - R
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One-time BBC radio personality Mike Raven hams it up in this off-the-wall horror oddity as a demon who is revived when the blood from a virgin's pricked finger is spilled on his grave, freeing his vile soul to stalk more innocent prey. This leads to a lot of messy ritual murders in which Raven tears out the hearts of several chaste young women, who then rise from the dead to become his zombie brides. Though this is often very amateurish-looking at times, there are some genuinely chilling set-pieces and a visual style that gives the film an otherworldly ambience; the simple story is propelled by clever dialogue and some truly demented moments of humor.

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blood, immortality, murder, sacrifice, Satanism, DJ, ghoul, purity