La cruz del diablo
Directed byJohn Gilling
Screenplay by
  • Juan Jose Porto
  • Jacinto Molina
Based onLa cruz del diablo
by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
CinematographyFernando Arribas
Edited byAlfonso Santacana
Music byÁngel Arteaga
Distributed byUnited International Pictures
Release dates
March, 1975

La cruz del diablo (translation: The Devil's Cross) is a 1974 Spanish horror film directed by John Gilling and starring Carmen Sevilla, Adolfo Marsillach and Emma Cohen.[1] Its plot concerns a British writer who travels to Spain to visit his sister only to discover she has been killed by a sinister cult. It was based on a short story by Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer.

The screenplay was written by Paul Naschy. (Naschy later tried unsuccessfully to get his name removed from the credits after a series of disagreements with the director. Creative control was given to Juan Jose Porto, who Naschy claimed ruined his script.) The film was released theatrically in Spain in March of 1975, and was never dubbed in English.


A British novelist travels to Spain to visit his sister. However, when he arrives he discovers that she has been murdered by a gang of devil-worshiping bandits called the Devil’s Cross.



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Writing in The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, academic Peter Dendle called it "a disappointing final film for ex-Hammer Studios director John Gilling".[2] Glenn Kay, who wrote Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide, described it as an out of print film that is considered "uninspired and unimpressive" by those who have seen it.[3]


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  2. ^ Dendle, Peter (2001). The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia. McFarland & Company. p. 40. ISBN 978-0-7864-9288-6.
  3. ^ Kay, Glenn (2008). Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide. Chicago Review Press. p. 98. ISBN 9781569766835.