Devil Dog is really an OK way to spend an hour and a half.
I bought this film in the "Evil Animals" trilogy pack that also includes "Day of the Animals" and "Grizzly", both William Girdler movies. I was reluctant to give "Devil Dog: Hound of Hell" a chance but when I finally did I was pleasantly surprised.
Granted, you have to be a fan of 1970’s American horror filmmaking. Add to that this is a TV movie so don’t expect any gore here. What you get here is a reasonably suspenseful story (despite the absurd subject matter) that’s very well acted by the two leads, especially veteran actor Richard Crenna.
The film does build up a certain amount of creepy atmosphere and that’s due to solid direction from Curtis Harrington. Several scenes work remarkably well and generate a decent amount of suspense.
It must be said that budgetary limitations inhibit the film’s closing moments. What there is of special effects is pretty horrendous and the finale does disappoint somewhat.
Other than that "Devil Dog; Hound of Hell" is a decent horror film in most respects.
About Devil Dog; Hound of Hell (2005)
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