End of the World (1977)

35mm film, colour

An American science fiction film directed by John Hayes.

Plot Summary

Father Pergado is deeply traumatised when he witnesses a bizarre death and retreats to a remote convent to recover. There, he meets his own alien doppelganger and uncovers a plot by aliens to use the possessed as part of their plans to destroy the world.


Directed by: John Hayes
© 1977 Charles Band Ltd
The Irwin Yablans Company presents a Charles Band production
Produced by: Charles Band
Production Manager: Richard Band
Written by: Frank Ray Perilli
Assistant Directors: Dwight Krizman, Dov Maoz
Script Supervisor: Pam Eddy
Cinematography by: John Huneck
1st Assistant Cameraman: Lee Utterback
2nd Assistant Cameraman: Mike Stone
Gaffer: Moishe Yakobovesky
Assistant Gaffer: Moishe Nahmias
Key Grips: Gary Wattman, Paul Hipp
Assistant Grip: Michael Lund
Still Photographer: Jerry Wolfe
Editor: John Hayes
Assistant Editor: Richard Ross
Music by: Andrew Belling
Electronic Music Programmer: Joel Goldsmith
Music Mixer: Dave Ware
Sound Man: Joel Goldsmith
Boom Man: GerryWeissblum
Assistant Sound Editors: Roxanne Jones, Stephanie Allen
Sound Effects: Sam Shaw Enterprises
Wardrobe: Christine Boyar
Make-up Design by: Steve Neill
Make-up: Rosalind Mercier
Special Effects: Harry Woolman
Special Video Effects: Sunrise Canyon Video
Optical Effects and Titles: Freeze Frame
Art Director: Serge Krizman
Set Decoration: David Glazer
Assistant Set Decoration: Paul Dellica
Set Construction: Patrick McFadden
Production Secretary: Bennah Burton
Production Assistants: Phillippe Truescorff, Harry Arends
Caterer: Dominik Ferland
Location Sites Courtesy of: Rockwell International, Rocketdyne Division

Christopher Lee (Father Pergado/Zindar)
Sue Lyon (Sylvia Boran)
Kirk Scott (Professor Andrew Boran)
Lew Ayres (Commander Joseph Beckerman)
Dean Jagger (Ray Collins)
Macdonald Carey (John Davis)
Liz Ross (Sister Patrizia)
Jon Van Ness (Mr Sanchez)
Kathe Cunha, Mary Daugherty, Evelyn Lipton, Jane Wilbur, Pat Wylie (nuns)
Roscoe Born (student)
Simmy Bow (diner owner)
John Dennis, Frank Leo (Beckerman's guards)
George Soviak, Gene Walker (plant guards)
Ron Carter, David Gold (Beckerman's assistants)
John Hayes (driver on highway)
Bennah Burton, Jeff Burtt, Lynn Robertson, Meda Band, Frank Pendergast, Michael Hardin, Albert Band, Jackie Band, Frank Ray Perilli, Bertha Band, Gordon McGill, Dick Stenta, Laura Robertson, Marc Perilli, Gino Peronti, Maria Wedin, Dick Shore, Deborah Higgins (awards party guests)

Alternative Titles

Das Ende der Welt – Germany



  • Starburst vol.1 no.1 (January 1978) p.26 – note (Things to come: Doomsday dramas)