THE DEVIL (1981) Reviews and overview

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‘Crawling horror from the depths of Hell!’

The Devil – aka Devil’s Express and original title Xie Mo – is a 1981 Hong Kong-Taiwan supernatural horror feature film directed by Jen-Chieh Chang from a screenplay written by Po Sheng Lu [as Pak Sang Luk]. The movie stars Shao Tung Chou, Bao Yu Wang and Di Ou.


An old witch casts spells on her victims which turns their insides into snakes and worms…


Blu-ray release:

The Devil will be released on Blu-ray by Massacre Video on February 10th 2020.

  • Brand new uncut 4k Scan from the Moldtastic Original Camera Negative
  • Uncompressed PCM Mandarin Audio
  • Newly Translated English Subtitles and Captions (for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing)
  • Alternative Video Cut transferred from the Original One Inch Master with English and Mandarin Audio and English Captions
  • Alternative Video Title Sequence
  • 35mm Theatrical Trailer
  • Mandarin Video Trailer
  • English Video Trailer
  • Stills Gallery
  • Trailers for other Massacre Video titles


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The Devil is a solid example of entertaining Hong Kong horror. Sure there are probably two too many characters that are mixed up with all the supernatural shenanigans (like the vengeful brother of the murdered woman), but there is plenty of slime spewing gross out scenes to keep you watching.” The Video Vacuum

” …nasty little Taiwanese horror movie with some very gruesome scenes of people having these creatures crawling out from the mouth, belly and other parts of the body that might be unprotected at the moment. It’s more black and green slime than gore and blood, even if it’s quite graphic and not for the sensitive viewer.” Ninja Dixon


“A typically insane and fast-moving Hong Kong horror flick with horrible dubbing and cheesy acting but this one goes for extreme gross-outs in the form of a virus inflicted on people by a ghost that makes them break out in boils and abscesses, burst in green goo, and vomit, pus, blood, worms, centipedes and snakes.” The Worldwide Celluloid Massacre

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