A shape shifter (Burke) comes from the desert in search of victims, a spirit the locals call "The Dust Devil". He prays on the lonely and the unloved, those who have already lost everything but life itself. Wendy (Field) has broken up with her husband and wanders aimlessly in her car. She picks up a stranger and begins having misgivings about picking him up when strange things begin to occur. Meanwhile a local police officer (Mokae) tracks the killer. Aided by a shaman's admonishments about witchcraft he sets off to try and stop the beast before it can complete its grisly task.Written by
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The film never received an official home entertainment release in Australia. See more »
When Wendy slams on the brakes of her VW Beetle, she doesn't touch the clutch, but the car stops without stalling. See more »
Back in the first times, in the time of the red light; the desert wind - Soo-oop-wa - was a man like us. Until, by mischance, he grew wings and flew... like a bird. He became a hunter, and like a hawk, he flew to seek his prey; taking refuge in those far corners of the world where magic still lingers in the earth. But having once been a man, so does he still suffer the passions of a man. The people of the great Namib - me and my ancestors before me - we have another name for those ...
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The producers would especially like to thank the government and people of Namibia for their help in the making of this film. See more »
"The Final Cut" Collectors' Edition DVD lists running time as 108 minutes. It also includes a "Work Print" edition running 115 minutes. See more »
A shapeshifting demon haunting the sun soaked desert roads n looking for miserable souls is truly eldritch.
I first saw this in the mid 90s on a vhs.
Revisited it recently.
The film is about a shape-shifting demon (Robert John Burke)
who gains power through ritual murders n has to keep moving to work the rituals mainly targetting only those who have nothing to live for. Of course he does get to sleep with attractive females, including Chelsea Field.
This film has a very creepy feel throughout n the desert roads along with the house where the first murder takes place has a very isolated n eerie feel.
The director did a fantastic job. This film has awesome photography of the desert.
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