21 Amazing Psychedelic Horror Films

Dust Devil (1993)
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In its better moments, Richard Stanley's 1993 film "Dust Devil" transports viewers to a supernatural no man's land. We find ourselves in the desert wastes of Namibia, where a supernatural serial killer dabbles magic symbols in blood, summons sandstorms and stares through the fabric of reality into mythic time. Still other stretches of the picture feel like lost scraps of late-night 90s cinema, meandering and stained by the era of their making. Still, when "Dust Devil" is firing on all cylinders, swirling in African mythology and phantasmagorical wonder, there's nothing else like it.

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