The Devil's Den Review
Country : USA
Running Time: 83 minutes
Distributor: Anchor Bay
Two buddies returning from Mexico with a load of Spanish Fly to sell get more than they bargained for when they stop off at a seedy club with a curious name....
Directed by Jeff Burr. Written by Mitch Gould. Starring: Devon Sawa, Ken Foree, and Kelly Hu.
Quinn Taylor and his friend Nick are on their way back
from Mexico with a load of Spanish Fly to sell in the
States. They stop at a gentleman's club called The
Devil's Den and decide to test out their product on
the unsuspecting women there. Only, these women aren't
really human, and the two men find themselves in a
very fatal position. Also tossed in are a
female-assassin on the hunt for Quinn, a monster
hunter who just happened to stumble into everything, a
Japanese swordsman who doesn't really exist and even
Satan himself who have to deal with the situation once
all hell breaks loose.
Jeff Burr directs a script by Mitch Gould. This film
is very reminiscent of From Dusk Till Dawn in a lot of
ways, but also resembles The Evil Dead a bit; the
result is better than what you would think, but
there's a similar feeling of disassociation among the
On a mindless exploitation level this film is pretty
good, but on other levels it seems to make promises
that it fails to deliver on; none of the deaths carry
any moral weight, and the climactic special-effects
free-for-all tends to drown out all other interests.
Devon Sawa and Ken Foree have an excellent dynamic,
and carry the film for sure. It's also great to see
Leatherface director Jeff Burr back in action as the
film stands own it's own despite the similarities to
the above mentioned films. The production values are
excellent for such a low budget as well.
So, if your critical horizons are low and you're
feeling in a nasty mood, you probably won't be bored.
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Review by John Gray, for Pitofhorror.com