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Evil Town (1977)

R | | Horror | 1977 (USA)
Passing through a small town, a stranger discovers that a crazed scientist is creating an army of zombies.

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Christopher Fuller
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Doctor Schaeffer
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Mike Segal
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Linda
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Julie
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Terrie (as Christie Hauser)
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Lyle Phelps
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Mildred Phelps
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Doc Hooper
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Clarissa
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Alice Wylie
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Lester Wylie
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Earl
James Edwin Hadzicki ...
William
Phyllis O'Donnell ...
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Passing through a small town, a stranger discovers that a crazed scientist is creating an army of zombies.

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Filmed for the most part in the late 1970's this film was not released until several years later by which time some of the players, such as Hope Summers were already dead, and when additional footage, including some gratuitous nudity, was added, along with a 1985 copyright statement. By 1987 it had already found its way to video. See more »

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Forget it, Jake. It's Evil Town!
26 April 2001 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

At least that's how I was hoping this movie would end. I managed to NOT absolutely hate this movie, although the rental synopsis was misleading. The only reason I tried "Evil Town" was my weakness for zombie movies, and this movie promised to be about a doctor who creates an army of the living dead. Not quite.

I regard "Evil Town" as an ultra-cheap "Pulp Fiction" of B-grade horror movies. It basically has three plots, all involving the same group of people in a sleepy town. (If anything, watch this one to see the sign in the opening minute of the movie - Smalltown, Pop. 666, Elev. 13) One plot involves two perverts who get a kick out of kidnapping girls who are passing through. Another is about an escaped patient from the local hospital. And the third and major plot is about the aforementioned doctor performing experiments at the same hospital, creating an army of the brain-dead who don't end up doing anything anyway.

So the acting is terrible. So the gore is non-existent. So the directing is flat and talentless. (The movie had 3 - count 'em, three - directors!) So the entire thing could be made by a group of friends and their immediate families. Hey, I know I've never seen a movie involving a town of rampaging senior citizens! If you want to see a movie where the only thing that sets the hero apart from all the other characters is his willingness to beat up old people, I say give "Evil Town" a quick view.


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