An ex-model gets caught up in lust, murder and betrayal when a gun-wielding man pays her a visit.
Shot on location in L.A., “The Hyena” is a stylish erotic thriller with a handful of plot-twists that lead from the desert to a luxury abode on the hills back to the desert again. The mostly foreign actresses and actors were not dubbed, which is a nice surprise. Their strong accents give the movie a genuine touch.
From 1994 to 1999, Joe D’Amato was shooting almost exclusively XXX flicks, which provided a safe and stable income. “The Hyena” is one of the very rare occasions he actually went back to shooting a cinematically more demanding genre movie. Since D’Amato also produced the movies he shot, it involved a considerable financial risk.