Firstly, I should explain that this film is a big favourite here at the cottage.
British horror has been my lifelong obsession, and The Fiend has a hugely impressive pedigree:
Patrick Magee, Tony Beckley, jaw-dropping misogyny, sinister 1970's atmosphere, and an incredible soundtrack... it really is a dream come true.
Many of the wonderfully twisted British horrors of the 1970's have had their soundtracks released; but not this gem. And so, I present a comprehensive exploration of the sounds, music and dialogue, all mixed together into 39 minutes of unsettling magic.
I make no apology for including Patrick Magee's religious rants, as I could happily listen to him read the telephone directory aloud. His speeches throughout this film are pure gold.
You can look forward to some lovely murders, and confused ramblings from the excellent Tony Beckley.
The songs are also dangerously catchy, so be prepared to have your mind invaded.