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“DEVIL DOG: THE HOUND OF HELL” is barking on a new Blu-ray this summer; details & art

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | Blu-ray/DVD, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The cult 1978 TV movie is getting a new hi-def showcase.

Media Blasters will release a Special Purebred Edition Blu-ray (as well as a DVD) of DEVIL DOG: THE HOUND OF HELL June 8. Directed by Curtis Harrington (NIGHT TIDE, RUBY) from a teleplay by Stefan and Elinor Karpf, it stars Richard Crenna, Yvette Mimieux, the WITCH MOUNTAIN kids Kim Richards and Ike Eisenmann and genre veterans Martine Beswicke and R.G. Armstrong. The synopsis: “Dad and Mom decide to buy their kids a new puppy dog to replace their recently deceased pet. But unbeknownst to them, the hound is actually a demon from hell! Before she mysteriously dies, their maid suspects that the pup is possessed as the wife and the kids start to practice strange occult rituals. When Dad discovers that the dog is a demonic entity that steals the souls of his family, he travels to Ecuador and learns how to exorcise the canine. It’s man vs. man’s best fiend in an unforgettable fiery finale!”

The special features are:

  • Audio interview with director Curtis Harrington
  • “To the Devil a Dog” featurette with stars Kim Richards and Ike Eisenmann and producer Jerry Zeitman
  • Martine Beswicke still gallery and interview
  • Curtis Harrington filmography

Retail prices are $19.99 for the Blu-ray, $14.99 for the DVD.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.