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The Evil

R 1978 1h 29m Horror List
Reviews 33% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
A psychologist (Richard Crenna) and his wife (Joanna Pettet) turn a house of the devil into a drug-rehabilitation center. Read More Read Less
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Donald McLean Bay Area Reporter The Evil certainly is. Jul 24, 2019 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Risible in a few spots but competently presented most of the time. Rated: 2.5/4 Apr 23, 2019 Full Review Chuck O'Leary Fantastica Daily A good haunted-house movie with some inventive death scenes. Rated: 3/4 Jan 30, 2006 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jul 21, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Ana B Good Friday night popcorn 🍿 movie. I'd watch it again. As far as haunted houses go, this one's really good. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/23/24 Full Review Blobbo X Positively reeks of '70's movie-of-the-week-ness ---even though having apparently been theatrically released. Dime store level special effects, plot, score,acting, etc. From the era of - and about as scary as - Love Boat. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 06/07/23 Full Review Carlos I A late 70s ghost house thriller that is often forgotten. Which is strange, as it's a pretty solid Grindhouse flick. Seen it as a kid and loved it, revisited it in my 20s and thought it was pretty lame and didn't age well, but coming back to it again, I had a blast with it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/23/22 Full Review Joseph R I really enjoyed this movie! Its awesome to see the original ways that each character is killed. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 09/08/22 Full Review Audience Member Psychiatrist C.J. Arnold (Richard Crenna) has bought an abandoned Civil War mansion that was built over hot sulfur pits, which seems like it may instantly be an issue beyond the fact that, you know, the house is totally haunted. But sure, why not turn it into a place where drug addicts can cold turkey sweat out all the stuff in their systems. His wife Dr. Caroline Arnold (Joanna Pettet, who had lunch with Sharon Tate the afternoon of her death) is able to sense that there's something wrong, so she heads to the basement and unleashes it because, well, we wouldn't have a movie otherwise. And what a movie we have, with people spontaneously combusting, dogs suicidally knocking Cassie Yates (Rolling Thunder, Sarah Curtis on Dynasty) off a balcony, people sawing off their own hands, Mandy Pepperidge being abducted by some kind of ghostly entity, bodies coming back from the dead, said entities ripping clothes off of women, Andrew Prine drowning in quicksand and Victor Buono as the devil. Shot at the Montezuma Castle in Las Vegas, New Mexico — a one-time health spa and retreat that became a Jesuit college that had fallen into decay — The Evil is yet another dependable movie by Gus Trikonis. Between this, Nashville Girl, The Sidehackers, Moonshine County Express, She's Dressed to Kill and Take This Job and Shove It, his name guarantees that I'll be totally entertained. The Evil is a section 3 video nasty and totally earns it. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Luke S High quality ghost story with some really great scares. Really enjoyable! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/16/21 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A psychologist (Richard Crenna) and his wife (Joanna Pettet) turn a house of the devil into a drug-rehabilitation center.
Director
Gus Trikonis
Producer
Ed Carlin
Screenwriter
Galen Thompson, Gus Trikonis
Production Co
New World
Rating
R
Genre
Horror
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 16, 2018
Runtime
1h 29m
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