The Devil Rides Out

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This article is about the novel. For the film, see The Devil Rides Out (film).

The Devil Rides Out is a 1934 novel by Dennis Wheatley telling a disturbing story of black magic and the occult.[1] The four main characters appear in a series of novels by Wheatley. The book was made into a film by Hammer Film Productions in 1968.


Set in 1930s London and the South of England, the Duke de Richleau and Rex van Ryn rescue their friend Simon Aron from a devil-worshipping cult.


James Hilton, reviewing The Devil Rides Out, described it as "the best novel of its kind since Dracula". [2]


In 1968, the novel was made into a film by the British film company Hammer Film Productions. It starred Christopher Lee as de Richleau and Charles Gray as Mocata.


  1. ^ Wheatley, Dennis (2007) [1935]. The Devil Rides Out. Wordsworth Editions. ISBN 978-1840225433. 
  2. ^ Howard Maxford, Hammer, House of Horror: Behind the Screams. Batsford, 1996 (p. 97).