Concept

Mark of the Devil: On a Classic Exploitation Film

An International Conference

After years of being hard to find, Mark of the Devil (1970) has become one of the most popular works of German exploitation cinema. Its unlikely evolution from notorious box-office success to cult favourite (thanks mainly to the dedication of aficionados) is still in need of analysis. The present conference aims to make a contribution to the research of this scholarly neglected chapter of European cinema. The focus of the conference naturally lies on Mark of the Devil and its sequel Mark of the Devil Part II (1973), which shall be approached from a film studies perspective.