Friday, June 01, 2007

"The Devil's Den" review

The Devil's Den (2006)

Director: Jeff Burr
Writer: Mitch Gould

Kelly Hu... Caitlin
Devon Sawa... Quinn
Ken Foree... Leonard
Steven Schub... Nick
Karen Maxwell... Candy
Dawn Olivieri... Jezebel
Ken Ohara... Zatoichi
Melissa Barker... Ghoul
Jacki R. Chan... Dancer/Ghoul

Two buddies traveling through Mexico decide to stop off at a strip club. They end up at the Titty Twister. Oops, I mean The Devil’s Den. They want to test out their batch of Spanish flies on the unsuspecting strippers. It doesn’t take long before the strippers reveal themselves to be blood thirsty vampires! Wait a minute. That’s not right. They’re actually blood thirsty ghouls! Ooooh. I see the difference now. The rest of the movie has the survivors doing battle with the ghoulish women while the fate of humanity hangs in the balance.

“Devil’s Den” is an unapologetic rip-off of “From Dusk Till Dawn”. It has all of the strippers, blood sucking and limb ripping you would expect to see in such a B-movie outing. Kelly Hu shows up as a government assassin with great legs and an endless supply of bullets. Ken Foree is the samurai Zen master who has been studying up on ghoul strippers and how to dispatch them to their eternal grave. Together with slacker Devon Sawa, they will band together to chase the ghouls back down to Hell.

I was pleased with “Devil’s Den”. The good news is that “Devil’s Den” is a well made rip-off of “From Dusk Till Dawn”. It keeps moving along and delivers plenty of B-movie thrills. I could’ve used a little more gratuitous nudity from the ghoul girls. They were a little too shy for me. But there was plenty of blood and guts flying around to keep me happy. It’s worth a look.

SCORE: 2.5 out of 4 ghoul killing Hu's
Government assassins need great legs to subdue their enemy.

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