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As is the case with many of these movies, I had never heard of "Black Noon" and had it not been for you tube, chances are, I never would have. The movie takes place in the days of the old west and follows a reverend named John Keyes and his wife, Lorna, who find themselves at the mercy of the desert when, out of the blue it seems, they are rescued by folks from a small town. At first, everything seems fine until Lorna starts falling in and out of sickness, until the reverend is seemly bringing "good luck" to the town that had experienced misfortune, and until the wife begins hearing voices and seeing people dressed in strange garb with animal masks in the dead of night. Anyone who's seen enough horror movies probably knows where this is going: its a devil cult and a damn good one too! In fact, I would go as far as to say this probably one of the best devil cult themed movies I have ever seen due to the good acting from Roy Thinnes as the reverend, Ray Milland as the town's leader, the beautiful Yvette Mimieux as "Deliverance", and Hank Worden as old man Joseph. It also helps that the props for the town are very well done and the filmmakers know how to effectively film some creepy, dream like sequences. The only bad thing I can find with the movie is that its been allowed to be forgotten. Still, if you ever get the chance, "Black Noon" is a great way to catch some quality storytelling from an age in which they knew how to do it. P.S. If you should ever find yourself traveling in one of America's great deserts and you come across some people from a town called San Melas, don't accept their help; instead, RUN!!!
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