• Short Summary

    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.

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    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

    Initials CL/1805 CL/1824
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    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."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9CP76TDCKC1D5FGMV4V767N2D
    Media URN:
    VLVA9CP76TDCKC1D5FGMV4V767N2D
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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