Baron Zorn (Robert Hardy) believes his son Emil (Shane Briant) and daughter Elizabeth (Gillian Hills) are suffering from a madness they inherited from their late mother. He keeps his children locked up, but at night Emil is released and murders women in the local village. Discredited psychologist Falkenberg (Patrick Magee - Dementia 13, The Masque of the Red Death) analyses the family and it transpires that the children witnessed their mother cut her own throat. The villagers, driven on by a manic priest (Michael Hordern) identify Zorn as the demon' responsible for... killing their daughters. The deranged Emil escapes with Elizabeth, but the murderous Zorn pursues them. Blood, he vows, will have blood One of the most ambitious and unusual horror films produced by Hammer, Demons of the Mind was directed by Peter Sykes (Venom, To the Devil a Daughter) and released in 1972. The distinguished cast includes Shane Briant, who would go on to appear in three further films for Hammer. EXTRAS: NEW FEATURETTE - Blood Will Have Blood: Inside Demons of the Mind ORIGINAL TRAILER [show more]
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British horror directed by Peter Sykes. The film follows Zorn (Robert Hardy), a widowed 19th-century Austrian baron who keeps his teenaged son Emil (Shane Briant) and daughter Elizabeth (Gillian Hills) virtual prisoners, fearing they may be affected by the same evil curse he believes drove his wife to take her own life. Aided by his sister Hilda (Yvonne Mitchell), who treats their house like a prison, Zorn keeps Emil and Elizabeth drugged, doing all he can to thwart any potential escape attempts. Meanwhile, as Zorn employs a controversial doctor to cure his children, a number of local villagers are mysteriously murdered in the nearby woods...