Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978) - Rotten Tomatoes

Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978)

Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978)

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Though not actually a film addressing the evil lure of cream-filled chocolate cakes, this amusingly cheesy made-for-TV opus from director Curtis Harrington pits a relatively normal suburban family against a slavering, demonically-possessed German shepherd whose hunger for human souls far exceeds that of the normal household pet. Although not above resorting to the usual throat-maulings, the satanic psycho-pup's preferred method of attack is to supernaturally cause the deaths of various friends and neighbors, in a style reminiscent of The Omen. Though the gory potential of this scenario is obviously dulled by the TV-movie format, there are enough implied shocks and chills to keep up the pace -- particularly a grueling scene in which Dad finds himself unable to resist the urge to plunge his hand into a spinning lawnmower blade, while the possessed pooch looks on with tongue-wagging glee.

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Cast

Richard Crenna
as Mike Barry
Yvette Mimieux
as Betty Barry
Kim Richards
as Bonnie Barry
Ike Eisenmann
as Charlie Barry
Ken Kercheval
as Miles Amory
Martine Beswick
as Red-Haired Lady
Lou Frizzell
as Baskins
Jack Carol
as Gate Guard
Bob Navarro
as Newscaster
Lois Ursoni
as Mrs. Hadley
Warren Munson
as Superintendent
Shelley Curtis
as 1st Cultist
Deborah Karpf
as 1st Girl
Jan Burrell
as 2nd Cultist
Dana Laurita
as 2nd Girl
E.A. Sirianni
as Cultist in Car
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It could be pretty creepy ... if it weren't so darn stupid.

November 26, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
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