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A Name for Evil (1973)

R | | Drama, Horror | 3 August 1973 (USA)
Dissatisfied with the family architectural business, a man and his wife pack up and move out to his great-grandfather's old house in the country. While trying to patch it up, the house ... See full summary »

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Dissatisfied with the family architectural business, a man and his wife pack up and move out to his great-grandfather's old house in the country. While trying to patch it up, the house starts to make it clear to him that it doesn't want him there, but the local church (with some off-kilter practices of their own) seems to take a shine to him... Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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Get Out or Die. See more »

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Drama | Horror

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3 August 1973 (USA)  »

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The Face of Evil  »

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Filmed in 1970 as a psychological thriller that parodied then-modern society, production swelled over budget and MGM ultimately shelved the movie. Three years later, Penthouse magazine's movie division acquired the rights to re-cut the film and market it as a horror movie. See more »

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Mountain Woman
Lyrics by Ed Cobb
Music by Emory Gordy Jr.
Sung by Billy Joe Royal
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Brilliant Score
24 October 2005 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Others have commented on the evidently different versions of this film, the nudity, beautiful cinematography, and scrambled plot. My two cents: "A Name For Evil" looks like a film that has gone through many hands. It definitely has it's strengths: the afore-mentioned photography of some spectacular locations, good performances from Culp and Egger, a stunning evocation of early '70's wackiness, and a few nicely creepy moments.

But I have to mention something else no one else has yet talked about: Dominic Frontiere's grand score. If you like Frontiere's work, especially his "Outer Limits" music which this strongly resembles, you owe it to yourself to at least listen to this movie.


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