Eye of the Devil


February 5, 2013 by weekiwitch

I recently watched the 1966 film, Eye of the Devil, after running across a couple newspaper clippings mentioning Alex and Maxine Sander’s involvement. [1]

The Windsor Star February 5, 1966.

I must point out this section:

“Claridge’s, most elegant of Britain’s hotels, has welcomed many a potentate before, but never one quite like this. For his arrival in London, Sanders wore a monkish red velvet robe. His Queen, Maxine, a big blonde wench of 19, wore only a silk shift which, she said, she naturally discards when she is working because clothes get in the way of the vibrations.” [2]

Never let it be said that Alex Sanders didn’t have balls. Also, “big blonde wench?” lol

I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. Similar to The Wicker Man, the village of the film does not seem like half bad place to live (if you take out the grisly bits about human sacrifice). It might seem strange to label a horror film “delightful,” but I had a lot of fun watching it.

Sharon Tate played an amazing role, wandering the countryside dressed like a beatnik, turning frogs into doves and making house wives uncomfortable. I want to be her when I grow up.

Check out that pendant! The Devil’s eye makes for stunning jewelry.

Sharon Tate and the necklace featured in Eye of the Devil.

[1] Kingsport Post, February 10, 1966.
[2] Windsor Star, February 5, 1966.


One thought on “Eye of the Devil

  1. K.T. says:

    I’ve seen this movie and have a copy on VHS. It’s pretty good, sort of a black-and-white precursor to The Wicker Man. I first heard about Eye of the Devil from Victor Anderson (teacher of the Feri Tradition), who recommended it to my partner and me.

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