Tonight on MeTV- with the hot weather and drought many of us have been enduring recently, we could use a good rain- but this one might be anything BUT good! Join the fight as members of a valiant family must continue to wage a centuries-old battle between good and evil-and withstand the sinister storm of - “The Devil’s Rain”!
Again, we will warn you- there are scenes in this film that may be too gruesome and upsetting for some of our younger and more sensitive viewers- so, your discretion is advised. We also need to point out, once again, since the subject matter of this film includes devil worship- we are not advocating or supporting that. (Let’s face it- our movies pretty much every week contain killings- and we don’t advocate murder!)
We begin the action on a nasty Southwestern night, in which the Preston family is concerned about their missing patriarch. All too soon, we see that their concern is warranted! The Prestons have been the target of an evil cult since their ancestors’ betrayal years ago of a satanic high priest- and mainly because they are now keeping hidden a book that would give the devilish leader great and deadly power. After a raid on the family ranch, Preston son Mark takes it upon himself to meet with the wily cult leader, one Jonathan Corbis, at his ghost town headquarters in the desert. This encounter brings Mark into the midst of the cult, and into a battle of faith that proves too much for him.
We meet more of the Preston family- Mark’s brother Tom and his wife Julie. Julie is noted for having psychic powers that show her confusing and frightening scenes of the past and the future. Preston friend psychic researcher Dr. Sam Richards tries to help them decipher these visions. Tom and Julie decide to search for missing brother Mark- with their search centering on that ghost town-and soon they are under attack, and become witnesses to a black arts ritual that will induct the Prestons into the ranks of Corbis’ minions! The fight continues over the sources of Corbis’ powers and his horrifying transformation into a demonic deity who plans to create Hell on earth!
This 1975 film boasts a big name cast- Ernest Borgnine, William Shatner, Eddie Albert, Ida Lupino, Tom Skerritt and more-and, yes, one performer who barely appears in the film but became a huge box office name shortly after this film! We’ll tell you about them all, along with some of the strange details of the film’s production, and, although the film’s length limits our Sven content in the show, we will include a song and an interview with a significant cast member of the original “Halloween”!
“The Devil’s Rain” begins to fall at 8 pm eastern/pacific, 7 central time tonight. We continue to trend among the top national Tweeted topics on Twitter every week- and you are invited to join in and live-Tweet during the program, using the hashtag #svengoolie. In the Chicago viewing area, local viewers get a second marriage to the “Brides of Dracula” on CW 26 at 11 am.
We are very happy that so many of you are taking advantage of the availability of our new Sven merchandise- including the fun t-shirts with designs by some of the artist-fans of our show (and, yes, there are more to come)! Even more Sven merchandise is in the works- which we will reveal to you when they are ready to appear in our store!
We are getting closer to a full weekend of Sven appearances at two conventions being held in the Chicago area-C2E2 and Flashback Weekend. Check for details under the “appearances” tab here on our website!
Make sure you join us tonight when the forecast calls for rain- and a reign of evil!