Thursday, April 30, 2009

Devil Dog: The Hound Of Hell (1978)

2.5 / 5 Apr '09
Tagline: N/A
Directed by: Curtis Harrington
Written by: Elinor Karpf, Steven Karpf
Actors include: Richard Crenna, Yvette Mimieux, Kim Richards
Genre: Horror
Length: 95 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

Well this was a made-for tv flick so firstly this is pretty much violence free, and any bad things that do happen are offscreen. In fact the only thing you will see is a cranky dog wearing a black tutu around his neck with horns attached...dogs don't like being dressed up, no wonder he was snarky! The basic story is that a dog was possessed with a demon spirit and then it gave birth to Satan's puppies. A family lose their dog and then take in one of the puppies only to have the cruel dog (which is an adorable puppy at first) convert the children and the wife to the dark side! The dog apparently rips the neighbour dog to shreds (though we see nothing) and also causes a drowning and a few near misses. It's incredibly silly when it's not dull making it tolerable, but it's far from a barrel of monkeys!

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