Starring Severn Darden, Denver Pyle, Susan Strasberg
In the hills of Appalachia, young JOHN joins his father’s intent to call out the Devil and face him down. GRANDPAPPY JOHN is protected from reprisal by the true-silver guitar strings. They are joined at “The Defy” by their fearful neighbors, the beautiful LILY, and the faithful HONOR HOUND. A mysterious stranger, MR. MARDUKE, also joins the ritual which ends with the bizarre death of the elder John.
Heart-sick, John vows to take up where his fallen parent left off. John seeks out the Devil in modern-day America.