High Desert (1993)Review By Ryan Reading
So, what’s up with SOV movies from Vegas? There are so many incredible ones! After revisiting Soul of the Demon, I needed to watch High Desert for the first time to complete the Charles Lang double feature.
High Desert is Charles Lang’s second and last film. The first, being the aforementioned, Soul of the Demon. I had been whining, as I tend to do, about a much needed Soul of the Demon DVD/Blu-Ray release, when a buddy asked if I had seen High Desert. I had not, so I immediately added it to my watch list.
We have a local group of bikers cruising through the desert when they stop at a local watering hole. Frank is acting like an asshole, annoying a young waitress named Pam, her co-worker, and her friend. Annoyed enough, Pam reluctantly agrees to a game of pool. She ends up beating Frank easily; making him despondent and angry. This pool sequence is eloquently shot with music that rivals any after hours Cinemax movie. The gang then splits the bar.
The next morning, Frank is still lamenting losing a game of pool to Pam. T, Frank’s right hand man, mentions hearing about the group’s camping plans. He sets his sights on torturing the group and they hit the road to Temple Mountain.
Sadly, this is out of print, as well. It is included in the Millcreek/Pendulum Pictures collection Decrepit Crypt of Nightmares. If you have not seen this (and you need to), go check out eBay and snag a copy. I would give this three out of five biker titty tattoos.