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While traveling through the cursed Old Highway 13 in New Mexico, each passenger of a bus to Las Vegas is attacked by an evil fiend that possesses and destroys their bodies.
The screenplay of "Devil's Highway" is the simple development of the above storyline, basically with the demon possessing the body of each passenger in each bus stop, recalling the cursed fallen angel Azazel of "Fallen" (except that he does not sing the Rolling Stones' "Time Is on My Side"). Unfortunately the explanation based on the hangings of a man in the past is very confused and unreasonable. However, this film has some interesting aspects in my point of view, considering that it is indeed a very low budget movie. The first one is the cinematography that keeps an eerie and tense atmosphere of a nightmare basically without the use of special effects associated to the music score that recalls Tangerine Dream. The acid trip of the trio of friends is tremendously scary when one of the guys glances the blurred demon shape in his bad trip in one of the best sequences of the movie. The introduction is actually a rip-off or homage to "Lost Highway" and the excessive use of fadeout is boring in some moments. The unknown cast has good performances and I really did not like the demon's blue eyes, which never work; red, black or yellow are the traditional colors of demon's eyes in most supernatural movies. In the end, I really liked this weird movie, but I only recommended it to viewers like me that enjoys finding and appreciates unknown B-movies. My vote is six.
Title (Brazil): "A Estrada do Diabo" ("The Devil's Highway")
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