To The Devil A Daughter
| 95 MINS | COLOUR | HAMMER |
John Verney is the author of occult fiction. While at a press reception, Verney is met by Henry Beddows who offers to give him information about a group of satanists in return for him looking after his daughter, Catherine.
Verney meets Catherine and finds that she is a nun. Catherine has spent her life abroad as a member of the sinister cult 'Church of Our Lord'. The church is presided over by Father Michael Rayner.
It Doesn't take long for Verney to realise that the church is the front for satan worshippers and that they are pursuing Catherine and not her father. Catherine is needed in order for the cult to perform a ritual which will unleash demonic forces into the world.
John Verney must protect Catherine and also battle Michael Rayner before evil takes dominance.
Britishhorrorfilms: To The Devil... A Daughter may be occasionally unwatchable, but it's a fine way for Hammer to bow out.
Timeout: Hammer's second attempt at a Dennis Wheatley black magic thriller bears little comparison with the earlier The Devil Rides Out. It is very much a contemporary post-Exorcist movie, full of rampaging foetuses, obscene pregnancy rituals, and stray sexual suggestions.
Father Michael Rayner: It is not heresy, and I will not recant!