A group of friends, worse for wear on drink and drugs, leave
the Styx nightclub and drive into the countryside to stay
at Eve's family home for Christmas. They are immediately accosted
by Joseph, who is at turns wildly over-friendly and sinisterly
threatening. He is plainly quite crazy, but all the boys can
think about is getting it on with Eve and her friend. Joseph's
unseen pregnant wife is building a doll made from the belongings
of the new arrivals, and the entire community appears to share
a dark secret...
the original title of this film, is Persian for Satan. Joseph
relays a mad tale about Satan's child being born out of incest,
and the fact that his own wife (or maybe it's his sister)
is pregnant seems to indicate that he believes his own child
is the son of the devil. It is even born on the stroke of
midnight. In fact, everyone in the area seems to be off-kilter
Cassel plays Joseph with convincing relish, and the end sequence
which flits between a hospital and the house is handled particularly
French, subtitled film is certainly worth giving a chance,
but it's not to the standard of Switchblade Romance
and Ordeal, with which Satan has been grouped
by the marketing.
Extras include the (very) short film Vampire, and a
Making of... documentary.