Demons Of The Mind (1972)
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Baron Zorn keeps his teenaged children locked up and drugged, fearing that his insane wife passed along a congenital curse to them before her own suicidal death. Elizabeth escapes for a brief tryst with a local before being recaptured and subjected to a bleeding process to 'draw out the bad blood.' Emil keeps trying to escape, but is thwarted time and again by his aunt Hilda who runs the house like a prison. One reason the siblings have to be kept apart, is their incestuous attraction to each other. Local wenches are being murdered in the woods, and the superstitious peasants think demons are responsible. A wandering Priest dedicates himself to root out the evil, but isn't taken seriously. Arriving at the castle are two more interested parties: Mountebank scientist-huckster Falkenberg stands to make a small fortune if his strange apparatus can cure the children of their inherited evil. young Carl simply wants to rescue Elizabeth. As more murders mount, Falkenberg enlists village lass Inge to play the dead mother in a psycho-drama that he hopes will shock the children from their morbid state; but Baron Zorn's symptoms of derangement soon make it obvious that the doctor is treating the wrong patient...
They came to torture an agonised mind
Title: Demons Of The Mind
Release Date: May , 1974
Runtime: 89 mins
All Genres: Horror, Thriller
IMDB Rating: 5.7
Buried.com Rating: 6.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With D
MPAA Rating: R
Robert Hardy ...Zorn
Shane Briant ...Emil
Gillian Hills ...Elizabeth
yvonne Mitchell ...Hilda
Paul Jones ...Carl Richter
Patrick Magee ...Falkenberg
Kenneth J. Warren ...Klaus (as Kenneth Warren)
Michael Hordern ...Priest
Robert Brown ...Fischinger
Virginia Wetherell ...Inge
Deirdre Costello ...Magda
Barry Stanton ...Ernst
Sidonie Bond ...Zorn's Wife
Thomas Heathcote ...Coachman
John Atkinson ...1st Villager
George Cormack ...2nd Villager
Mary Hignett ...Matronly Woman
Sheila Raynor ...Old Crone
Jan Adair ...1st Girl
Jane Cardew ...2nd Girl
Demons Of The Mind Horror Film Trailer 1
More Movie Taglines:
- They came to torture an agonised mind
- [to his daughter, Elizabeth] Zorn: This is where you should be. Here... with us.
Zorn: It can only be the way I say it must be.
Priest: I have been led here, I have work to do. But what?
Emil: They say they love us, but I could kill them for what they have done to you.
Carl: This man may be a genius, but you ought to know... he's a fraud. Falkenberg: It isn't me that's discredited, it's any new ideas... you might as well kill them!
- Robert Hardy replaced Eric Porter who withdrew from the movie to film Hands of the Ripper (1971) which was made simultaneously.
Gillian Hills was a last-minute replacement for Marianne Faithfull who was recast due to insurance reasons.
The role of Elisabeth was originally intended for famous pop icon Marianne Faithfull.
Although the movie was completed in 1971, it sat on a shelf for over a year and was finally released on a double bill with the trashy psycho feature Tower of Evil (1972).
The role of Baron Zorn was originally offered to Paul Scofield and James Mason, both of whom turned it down.
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