BeDevil (1993)

Australia, 1993
35mm film, colour
Dolby Stereo, English

An Australian horror film directed by Tracey Moffatt.

Plot Summary

An anthology of ghost stories taken from Aboriginal legend. Mr Chuck: an American soldier drowns himself in a swamp and returns as a ghost, sharing a swamp with an older man; Choo Choo Choo Choo: phantom trains are spotted roaring through the outback; and Lovin’ the Spin I’m In: about the fate of a pair of doomed lovers.


Directed by: Tracey Moffatt
© 1993 Australian Film Finance Corporation Pty Limited and Anthony Buckley Productions Pty Ltd
Ronin Films presents. Southern Star Entertainment presents. Made with the participation of Australian Film Finance Corporation Pty Limited as part of the 1992 FFC Film Fund
Produced by: Anthony Buckley & Carol Hughes
Written by: Tracey Moffatt
Director of Photography: Geoff Burton
Film Editor: Wayne Le Clos
Music Composed & Conducted by: Carl Vine
Sound Recordist: David Lee
Costume Designer: Rosalea Hood
Makeup Artiste: Lesley Rouvray
Special Effects Co-ordinator: Blair Maxwell
Production Designer: Stephen Curtis

Diana Davidson (Shelley)
Jack Charles (Rick)
Benjamin Kennedy
Pauline McLeod
Tracey Moffatt (Ruby Morphet)
Banula Marika
Auriel Andrews (older Ruby)
Mawuyul Yanthalawuy (Maudie)
Cecil Parkee
Les Foxcroft
Lex Marinos (Dimitri)
Dina Panozzo (Voula)
Riccardo Natoli (Spiro)
Debai Baira
Pinau Ghee
Patricia Handy
Luke Roberts (the artist)



  • Cinema Papers no.91 (January 1993) p.75 (Australia) – credits
  • Cinema Papers no.92 (April 1993) pp.75-76 (Australia) – credits
  • Cinema Papers no.93 (May 1993) pp.26-32 – illustrated interview
  • Cinema Papers no.96 (December 1993) pp.46-47 – illustrated credits, review
  • Film Francais no.2453/4 (7 May 1993) p.58 – illustrated credits, synopsis
  • Film Quarterly vol.58 no.1 (Autumn 2004) pp.14-24 – illustrated article
  • Metro no.96 (Summer 1993/1994) pp.15-18, 55-58 – illustrated article; illustrated article
  • Screen International no.906 (7 May 1993) p.40 – illustrated note
  • Sight and Sound London Film Festival Guide November 1993 p.8 – review
  • Variety 10 May 1993 p.238 – credits, review


  • Australian Film 1978-1994: A Survey of Theatrical Features compiled and edited by Scott Murray p.357 – illustrated credits, synopsis