The White Bus: Cult Night – The Devil Rides Out & Two Thousand Maniacs! @ TAP
The Devil Rides Out (1968) The debonair Duc de Richleau has been trusted with the care of his deceased friend’s son, Simon Aron. The Duc discovers that the young man has been seduced into joining a Satanic cult headed by the diabolic Mocata, intent on making him one of the Devil’s disciples. Having rescued Simon from a bloodied ritual, de Richleau is pursued by Mocata, who will stop at nothing to destroy the Duc and his friends, even summoning the Angel of Death itself. Starring Christopher Lee in one of his personal favourite roles, and based on the celebrated novel by Dennis Wheatley, The Devil Rides Out is one of Hammer’s most accomplished and thrilling mystery horrors.
Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964) This infamous follow up to Blood Feast is the second in Herschell Gordon Lewis’ ‘blood trilogy’. The small southern town of Pleasant Valley invites six reluctant Yankee tourists to be its guests for the Civil War 100th anniversary celebrations. What the northern participants do not realise is that every celebratory game they take part in has been designed with the intention of bringing their lives to a grisly end…. Available “fully uncut” for the first time in the UK, this is typical H.G. Lewis fare, with acting that veers between the wooden (“Playmate” Connie Mason) and the amateurishly hammy (one of the worst child actors in film history!), clumsy editing and community theatre production values – but his fans wouldn’t have it any other way, and the hayseed music is great! Quite unbelievable!
Over 18s only. Doors open at 6.30pm. The Devil Rides Out at 7pm / Two Thousand Maniacs! at 9pm
Double bill admission £5.00. Individual films £3.00. No advance booking. Bring your own drink and film food. Ample car parking on site.
The White Bus Cinema, TAP, The Old Waterworks, North Road, Southend-on-Sea, SS0 7AB