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Release Date:
May 1974 (USA) See more »
They came to torture an agonised mind
A physician discovers that two children are being kept virtually imprisoned in their house by their father. He investigates, and discovers a web of sex, incest and satanic possession. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Robert Hardy ... Zorn

Shane Briant ... Emil
Gillian Hills ... Elizabeth

Yvonne Mitchell ... Hilda
Paul Jones ... Carl Richter

Patrick Magee ... Falkenberg
Kenneth J. Warren ... Klaus

Michael Hordern ... Priest

Robert Brown ... Fischinger
Virginia Wetherell ... Inge
Deirdre Costello ... Magda

Barry Stanton ... Ernst
Sidonie Bond ... Zorn's Wife
Thomas Heathcote ... Coachman
John Atkinson ... 1st Villager
George Cormack ... 2nd Villager

Mary Hignett ... Matronly Woman

Sheila Raynor ... Old Crone
Jan Adair ... 1st Girl

Jane Cardew ... 2nd Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Glenda Allen ... Girl (uncredited)
Richard Beaumont ... Young Emil (uncredited)
Fred Wood ... Villager Carrying Torch (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Sykes 
Writing credits
Christopher Wicking (screenplay)

Christopher Wicking (from an original story by) and
Frank Godwin (from an original story by)

Produced by
Michael Carreras .... producer
Frank Godwin .... producer
Original Music by
Harry Robertson  (as Harry Robinson)
Cinematography by
Arthur Grant (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Chris Barnes 
Casting by
James Liggat 
Production Design by
Michael Stringer (designer)
Makeup Department
Trevor Crole-Rees .... makeup artist
Maude Onslow .... hairdresser (as Maud Onslow)
Production Management
Christopher Neame .... production manager
Roy Skeggs .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ted Morley .... assistant director
Graham Fowler .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Roger Stock .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Bill Brodie .... assistant art director
Bill Greene .... construction manager
Sound Department
Len Abbott .... dubbing mixer
A.W. Lumkin .... recording director
Terry Poulton .... sound editor
John Purchese .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Neil Binney .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosemary Burrows .... wardrobe supervisor
Eileen Sullivan .... wardrobe mistress
Editorial Department
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical supervisor
Other crew
Nat Cohen .... presenter
Gladys Goldsmith .... continuity
Philip Campbell .... production runner (uncredited)
Caroline Langley .... production secretary (uncredited)
Edna Thomas .... unit publicist (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Blood Evil" -
"Blood Will Have Blood" -
"Nightmare of Terror" -
"Les démons de l'esprit" - Belgium (French title), France
"Демоны в мыслях" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Besat af daemoner" - Denmark
"Dämonen der Seele" - West Germany
"De rode kamers van de geest" - Belgium (Flemish title)
"Demonene vakner" - Denmark
"Demonernas makt" - Sweden (imdb display title)
"Demonios da Mente" - Brazil
"Demony wyobrazni" - Poland
"Los demonios de la mente" - Spain (imdb display title)
"Oi daimonismenoi" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Paholaisen vallassa" - Finland (imdb display title)
"Rose rosse per il demonio" - Italy
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89 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Australia:M (re-rating) (1984) | Australia:RC (original rating) (1972-1984) | Finland:K-18 (2010) (self applied) | France:16 | Germany:16 (2017) | Norway:18 | Spain:13 | UK:X (original rating) (cut) | UK:18 (re-rating) (2006) (uncut) | UK:18 (re-rating) (1990) (cut) | USA:R

Did You Know?

Dirk Bogarde was shortlisted for Zorn.See more »
Zorn:It can only be the way I say it must be.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Inside the Tower (2015) (V)See more »


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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Messy Screenplay and Ham Performances, 15 May 2015
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The widower Baron Zord (Robert Hardy) keeps his teenage children Elizabeth (Gillian Hills) and Emil (Shane Briant) drugged and locked in separate rooms in his manor. Zord believes that they have inherited the insanity of his wife, who committed suicide, and uses his servants Hilda (Yvonne Mitchell) and Klaus (Kenneth J. Warren) to help him to keep the siblings under control and to bleed their "evil blood". Zord invites the infamous Dr. Falkenberg (Patrick Magee) to heal Elizabeth and Emil. Meanwhile there is a rapist serial-killer murdering young women and the young man Carl Richter (Paul Jones) is in love with Elizabeth and is trying to rescue her from her insane father.

"Demons of the Mind" is a movie by Hammer with a messy screenplay and ham performances. Despite the good production, the story is confused and hard to understand the subplots of the serial-killer and who is Carl. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): Not available on DVD or Blu-Ray

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