The Devil’s Men (1976)

35mm film, colour
mono, English

A British/American horror film directed by Costa Carayiannis.

Plot Summary

A strange cult in the Greek islands is sacrificing to their god, the Minotaur.


Directed by: Costas Carayiannis
© 1976 Poseidon Films Limited, Getty Picture Corporation
Getty Picture Corporation and Poseidon Films present
Executive Producer: Nick Morrison
Produced by: Frixos Constantine
Screenplay: Arthur Rowe
Director of Photography: Aris Stavrou
Editor: Barry Reynolds
Musical Score: Brian Eno
Sound: Jon Blunt, Trevor Pyke
Optical Effects: Zoran Perisic
Set Designer: Petros Capourallis

Peter Cushing (Baron Corofax)
Donald Pleasence (Father Roche)
Costas Skouras (Milo Kaye)
Luan Peters (Laurie Gordon)
Fernando Bislani [real name: Dimitris Bislanis] (Police Sergeant Vendris)
Christina (Karapedes' daughter)
George Veulis (Max, The chauffeur)
Vanna Reville (Beth)
Nikos Verlekis (Ian)
Robert Behling (Tom Gifford)
Anna Matzourani (Mrs Mikaelis)
Anestis Vlahos (Karapedes, the grocer)
Jessica (frantic woman at police station)
Meira (maid)
Jane Lyle (Milo's girlfriend)
Efi Cosma (female victim)
Lambrinos (male victim)

Alternative Titles

Oi diavolanthropoi – Greece
Land of the Minotaur – USA
I maska tou diavalou – Greece
La valle del minotauro – Italy

Extracts included in
Don't Scream It's Only a Movie (1989)



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