Mark of the Devil (Germany, 1970) – Episode 3

Cinemassacre’s Monster Madness is a yearly series of horror movie reviews produced by Cinemassacre Productions and airing around the month of October. This series is hosted by James Rolfe. This is episode 3 of Monster Madness “Around the World!” — Sorry for the script fuckup on Day 1 of Monster Madness: Around the World. Apologies from everyone involved. Plagiarism is never okay. Here’s more explanation from James: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNSWNLmiAzc

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  • Geo Seven
    October 3, 2021 at 4:02 am

    Makes sense why they would want Michael Reeves, because this looks like a cross between Witchfinder General and The Devils

  • lerb
    October 3, 2021 at 4:25 am

    Nice review! Sounds like James, which is great!

  • maD_mAN1983
    October 3, 2021 at 5:15 am

    not heard of this one before, and now i need to see if i can get it somewhere

  • TMC1983
    October 3, 2021 at 5:23 am

    What happened to the “Bad Taste” video? You screwed up AGAIN!?

  • Dude
    October 3, 2021 at 6:17 am

    ha! just this week I wondered where the line from “meet the creeper” came from =)
    I love monster madness!!!
    greetings from germany

  • Benjamin Turney
    October 3, 2021 at 6:45 am

    The Witch trials always give me a sick feeling in my stomach when I read about them! I might have to see this out of morbid curiosity. This looks intense!

  • P. Ledger-Eiser
    October 3, 2021 at 7:28 am

    Big Ryan Fan

  • KombatGod
    October 3, 2021 at 7:40 am

    Great entry, really creepy in a unique visceral way.

  • Keenergetic
    October 3, 2021 at 7:50 am

    Nice review.

  • Smiley
    October 3, 2021 at 9:04 am

    Awesome review James, so happy to see monster madness return in it original format!

  • Craig curtis
    October 3, 2021 at 10:24 am

    Mad_man1983 Amazon prime has it under the channel arrow I think I’m going to watch it myself you may need the vpn set to the uk though

  • JUICY PAPAYA RECORDS
    October 3, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    Damn….this one looks dark…like terror and horror in it’s truest form

  • Blake Maddox
    October 3, 2021 at 2:39 pm

    Does anyone else notice the weird similarity between the main vampire hunter guy and John Hancock the ghoul in Fallout 4? Same hat, coat, face, everything, but didn’t find a thing online about it, just something I noticed

  • Ente
    October 3, 2021 at 3:52 pm

    Chose the perfect date for the movie from Germany.

  • LucasChad
    October 3, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    I watch anything with Herbert Lom. He’s phenomenal at playing dark characters like the one in this film as well as his more famous comedic role of Inspector Dreyfuss in the Pink Panther movies.

  • Denomolos
    October 3, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    the number of witches burned at the stake in the u.k isn’t that many. the upper estimates (from reasonable sources) say around 500 people died over 300 years. a large majority of witches were found innocent. the number of catholics burned however XD. does reach quite high but then you think what catholics were doing during the vatican inqusition and its about the same level of barbarism. but no witches were not killed and not near 200,000 if you keep up with this kinda thing youll notice some people for some reason want to inflate certain statistics.

  • Denomolos
    October 3, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    the cool thing about the torture devices in this movies is they were deemed too extreme by the spanish inqusition who favored things that drew less to little blood.

  • Regulus
    October 3, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    nice but what happpened whit the first episode ? I just saw this and the host the S. Korean

  • Nicolas
    October 3, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    Reminds me of the “The burning village” a theatre play by Fassbinder that was published in around the same time also in Germany and that have quite a few similarity

    If you ever have a theater company having the gut to produce it near you and you want to see horror in a theatre form (though a lot less graphic to be sure) be sure to give it a try

  • LazarheaD
    October 3, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    Glad we evolved past that.

  • gojibot5000
    October 3, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    The quote “I am Albino. You wish to see me?” is the intro to I, Witchfinder by Electric Wizard! I just noticed that thanks to this review!

  • Danny
    October 3, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    I can’t believe so many people got killed because of witch accusations. Crazy world

  • The Gaming Paladin
    October 3, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    i fuckin’ love Rob Zombie, that dude is such a Horror buff, i bet he knows a fuckton of great Horror movies to watch, thankfully we have a celebrity that has the time to show us all the way to great Horror, cheers James!

    “i suppose it could be ‘Fooks’, but no it’s FUCKS!” lol

  • Jacob
    October 4, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Wow does this bring me back to my high school computer lab.

  • Tim Hellmann
    October 4, 2021 at 4:24 am

    Please do Anatomie from 2000. One of the few good (teen) horror films made in Germany.
    Also, consider doing “Hell” from 2011.

  • Rockbert Lartzarus
    October 4, 2021 at 5:09 am

    btw. the german title is frauen bis auf’s blut gequält… translated: women tormented to the point of blood, fux is pronounced as fuchs (english pronounced fooks) in german which means fox.

  • GregorM
    October 4, 2021 at 6:42 am

    “Mark of the Devil” isn’t german – it’s an austrian film! What the fuck?

  • Zaskuash
    October 4, 2021 at 11:30 am

    I feel like we all can tell this one was mostly written by James, I really hope there are more like this one.

    All of them are good but this one is great.

  • AJ
    October 4, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    anyone know how to change your profile picture

  • Matthias Köstler
    October 4, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    @ GregorM no, it’s a West German production, but shot in Austria.

  • Robert
    October 4, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    @Tim Hellmann

    Wirklich? Anatomie?

  • Albino
    October 5, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Dopethrone – Electric wizard

  • roland
    October 5, 2021 at 8:22 am

    There is not only Herbert Fux but also Gaby Fuchs 😀

  • Matthew Schmid
    October 5, 2021 at 9:05 am

    Loving this Monster Madness from 31 different countries! This film looks brutal, especially considering the methods of torture and hateful ideology are all based in real life. Can’t wait to check it out!

  • Andy
    October 5, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    The movie is great. Really shocked me when I saw it as a Teenager +totally stoned on weed. Some scenes are really mean. The efx are pretty good too. I think there is also a second Part too.
    Ach und Anatomie ist Müll!!

  • Salvador Alien Day
    October 6, 2021 at 2:38 am

    The theme of witch-hunting can be also found in the Danish silent film “Haxan” (1922, Benjamin Christensen). As “Mark of the Devil”, “Haxan” is also a very dark movie, very daring and violent for 1922. But it might shock some people even today. Anyway this film is so well-directed, with its dark and gothic-style cinematography, that it will let few people indifferent.

  • Stephan
    October 18, 2021 at 7:32 am

    Herbert Fux was a legend! That guy palyed with many stars like Lee, Kinski etc. He played in such horror films, musicals (fiddler on the roof), the odd lower hollywood film here and there (thee musketeers with Kiefer Sutherland), crime series and even bavarian porn.

    Plus he always came across as a real nice guy in his interviews.

  • Frankenstoned
    October 18, 2021 at 9:17 am

    Monster Madness being back is so amazing.

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