Dust Devil (1992) Movie Review

Dust Devil (1992)

1992 | R | Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Western
87 minutes /

User Score: 70/100

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Dust Devil Review


A woman on the run from her abusive husband encounters a mysterious hitch-hiker.

Dust Devil (1992) is a would-be great movie but fell short somewhere. I really liked the buildup and the underlying lore behind the dust devil but something was way off. I think the editing must have thrown off the movie.

The flaws stand out in the cut threatrical version but the special directors cut (Richard Stanley - Dust Devil: The Final Cut) 107-minute version of the movie makes the shaman and cop characters deeper and more interesting.

This young woman (Chelsea Field) runs away from her abusive husband and find a mysterious hitch-hiker later known as the Dust Devil (Robert John Burke). The Dust Devils slaughters people in an old ritual magic way. The Dust Devil is actually loosely based on the Nhadiep, a Namibian mythical serial killer.

The actors (Robert John Burke, Zakes Mokae (cop) and Chelsea Field) gave a great performance and Zakes Mokae’s character shines in the Dust Devil: The Final Cut. The sound department really dropped the ball with some really horrible dubbing at times.

Not one of the best horror movies but one every horror fan should watch in their lifetime, make sure it is the Dust Devil: The Final Cut version.

About Dust Devil (1992)

Title: Dust Devil
Year: 1992
Runtime: 87 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Western
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.5/5 stars from 10 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 10
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: William Hootkins, Zakes Mokae, Richard Stanley, Robert John Burke, Terry Norton, Chelsea Field, Philip Notununu, Andre-Jacques Van der Merwe, Stephen Earnhart, Marietjie Vaughn, Ursula Peveling, John Matshikiza, Erle Vaughan, Rufus Swart, Jaco Espach, Russell Copley, Isaac Mavimbela, Andre Odendaal, Phillip Henn, Luke Cornell, A.J. van der Merwe, Philip Henn, Robert Stevenson, Peter Hallr, Marianne Sägebrecht, Crystal Dobson, Mickey Wenk, Stephanus Titus
Writers: Richard Stanley
Director: Richard Stanley

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