Race with the Devil (1975) Revisited – Horror Movie Review

Episodes of our video series The Best Horror Movie You Never Saw tend to focus on movies that were released in the ’80s and ’90s, but sometimes we look at something more recent, and sometimes we go back a little further. We’re going pre-’80s with the latest episode, looking at the 1975 action horror classic Race with the Devil! A movie that has some interesting connections to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre films. You can watch Race with the Devil at THIS LINK and check out the Best Horror Movie You Never Saw episode in the embed above.

Directed by Jack Starrett from a screenplay by Wes Bishop and Lee Frost, Race with the Devil has the following synopsis:

It’s hair-raising thrills as two men and their wives race for their lives in a desperate attempt to elude a murderous group of Satanists. It begins when Roger and Frank witness a human sacrifice in which a young girl is killed. Suddenly they are spotted, and they become the next targets. Ultimately they are surrounded by the forces of evil, and their only chance is one last run across the deadliest stretch of road in the country. With dangerous rattlesnakes, pursuing vans, and demonic witches at every curve in the road – Race with the Devil is a rollercoaster ride through Hell.

The film stars Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit, Lara Parker, and R.G. Armstrong. With appearances by some people you might recognize from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.

Our Best Horror Movie You Never Saw series is

dedicated to highlighting horror films that, for one reason or another, don’t get as much love as we think they should. We know plenty of you horror hounds out there will have seen many of the movies we pick, but there will be plenty of you who have not.

This episode was Written by Cody Hamman, Narrated by Shawn Knippleberg, Edited by Victoria Verduzco, Produced by John Fallon and Lance Vlcek, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

Some previous episodes of the Best Horror Movie You Never Saw series can be seen below. To see more, and to check out some of our other shows, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel – and subscribe while you’re there!

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About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of JoBlo.com, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.