Movie Review: DUST DEVIL

This one popped up on somebody’s “Best Horror Movies You’ve Never Seen” list I read somewhere—I don’t even remember where—and it featured a Djinn. (Maybe. The entity in the film is never referred to as a Djinn.) I’ve mentioned before that I tend to enjoy movies featuring Djinn as they remain relatively few in number, thus lending a veneer of the novel and exotic to the projects. Thus I decided I needed to check this one out. I’m glad I did. DUST DEVIL is a terrific little movie. A Horror flick, beautifully filmed, with a Spaghetti Western vibe, set in the Namib Desert in southern Africa, which also functions as something of a police story. A tasty, spicy concoction, far from typical fare, and most pleasing to the palate.

The movie was written and directed by Richard Stanley. That explains why it’s so good. This is the guy who just delivered to us COLOR OUT OF SPACE, which I haven’t seen yet but which has garnered strong reviews. I should note that there are several different cuts of the movie floating around, with one of them stupidly being renamed DEMONICA by none other than infamous pervert Harvey Weinstein. It is the director’s cut, DUST DEVIL: THE FINAL CUT that I saw and that I enthusiastically recommended.

By TheCheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless.

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