The Devil Rides Out is your typical Hammer Film Production. we have a simple horror plot with generic evil stuff, genuinely suspenseful scenes and Christopher Lee stealing the show.
Christopher Lee plays Duke de Richleau who, when finding that his old friend Simon (Patrick Mower) has forgotten their reunion, travels to his mansion. He arrives only to find a strange gathering with some suspicious characters. After Simon hurriedly asks the Duke and his companion Rex (Leon Greene) to leave, they can't help but investigate. What they find leads to the most evil of evils; the devil himself!
Hammer horror works like a well-oiled machine. This may sound like a positive but in actuality it is a double edged sword. On the one hand, the films are consistently entertaining and held to a good standard. However, this means that if there was ever a misstep it would be a heavy one. Similarly, after experiencing the same produce from the same machine over and over, one may start to tire of its results. The Devil Rides Out is suspenseful and undoubtedly charming; it is also shot surprisingly well with some rather modern camerawork. Yet, at the end of the day, it's the same thing you've been watching all along. Combined with some out dated politics and very obvious Christian piffle, one can't help but feel a bit bored.