Down in the ghost town of Durango, Mexico, where John Wayne and a host of other screen cowboys have shot it out in the dust, they are busy making another movie - but of a very different kind.
GV PAN Film set town
SCU Slate "Devil's Rain" TILT TO Dummy with melting eyes (2 shots)
SV Actors made up and actors with eyes disintegrating in rain (3 shots)
SV Burning torch
SV Film set
CU Director Robert Faust PAN TO Actors preparing for sacrifice scene
SV Torches burning
SV Lupino in mask
SV Lighted torches PULL BACK TO GV Set as girl is carried to sacrificial after
SV Director Faust in action
CU Actress in mask and actress lying down
GV Darkened set of town
GV Fight on balcony (2 shots)
SV Soundman on set
GV Fight on balconywith man falling
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Background: Down in the ghost town of Durango, Mexico, where John Wayne and a host of other screen cowboys have shot it out in the dust, they are busy making another movie - but of a very different kind. If the producers are to be believed, it is a horror movie so frightening that it would have the pistol-packing heroes of the past leaving town at full gallop.
The film is called "Devil's Rain" and it starts Ernest Borgnine and former movie queen Ida Lupino in a tale of devil worship and the occult.
Director Robert Faust has mixed in the usual ingredients of human sacrifice, lust and blood, but perhaps the most horrific scenes in the film shows various characters apparently melting in front of the cameras. It is all part of the make-up man's art, of course but chillingly realistic.
The producers' avowed intention is to make that other screen shocker "The Exorcist" seem comparatively tame. But in at least one aspect, "Devil's Rain" is the same as every other movie. For in the end, the forces of right triumph over those of evil."