The Evil

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IMDb Rating 5.9 10 1

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Andrew Prine as Mayor Charlie Lawton
Richard Crenna as Mike Talman
Victor Buono as Guard
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726.01 MB
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23.976 fps
89 min
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23.976 fps
89 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Platypuschow 3 / 10 / 10

The Evil: 70's horror that goes nowhere good

Richard Crenna leads in this lackluster 70's horror effort. It tells the story of a couple who buy a mansion much in need of restoration, they call in some friends to assist but find themselves trapped inside by a supernatural entity. Alas very little happens, the story doesn't make a tremendous amount of sense and the whole thing is somewhat of a bore. The IMDB rating for this is quite high so expected more, sadly it misfired on all cylinders and left me scratching my head. No idea how this got its 18 rating either, it's stupidly tame stuff. The Good: Decent setting The Bad: Rather bland Instantly forgettable Odd ending Things I Learnt From This Movie: Satan is an old fat bearded guy with a cross allergy

Reviewed by lost-in-limbo 6 / 10 / 10

"It's not the house. It's something in the house!"

A daft, but entertainingly modest low-budget late 70s haunted house variation with horror comic lashings (intentional or not) in what becomes a traditional battle between good vs. evil. Nothing surprises, as no cliché is left untouched, but director Gus Trikonis' able execution is quite well done for what it is. Some creepy or outrageous moments and there's a solid cast led by the ever-reliable Richard Crenna, as he plays a psychologist along with his wife (a doctor) buy an abandon mansion (which does have something of a gloomy past) to hopefully restore to use as a clinic. So some friends and students of his go there to help fix it up, but unknowingly to them a devastating satanic force is unleashed and they find themselves trapped inside trying to survive. The raw atmospheric make-up emit's a dominating presence, from the grand vast secluded mansion to the eerily placed music score, imaginative camera placement and cue in the cackling evil laughter of the evil entity. It constructs an ominously nightmarish strangle-hold, as it grows claustrophobic but at the same time the whirlwind becomes a random schlock-fest with its climax being the tip of it. It's not as unnerving as it could have been and the ending it feebly done. The story dynamics are old-hat (a stormy night) and it's slow to get going with some plodding opening dialogues, but soon that's made way for impulsively staged deaths / encounters --- consisting of spirit manifestations, possessions, fires, self-mutilation and bodies being thrown about. When these strange occurrences transpire, it's even mentioned for no one to go anywhere on their own, but do they listen… of course not. The dedicated cast also features lively performances by Andrew Prine, Joanna Pettet, Cassie Yates and a memorable sequence with Victor Buono.

Reviewed by gridoon 6 / 10 / 10

Fairly well-done.

The familiarity of the premise (yet another haunted house, ominous sounds, good-vs-evil battles, etc) places a burden on this movie right from the start, a burden that the competent direction and the above-average acting cannot quite shake off. Ultimately, "The Evil" is just as undistinguished as its title, but it remains a respectable, sometimes even imaginative (the "quicksand" scene) time-spender. (**1/2)

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