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1977 (USA) See more »
The Place Where Terror Dwells ... See more »
Passing through a small town, a stranger discovers that a crazed scientist is creating an army of zombies. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

James Keach ... Christopher Fuller

Dean Jagger ... Doctor Schaeffer

Robert Walker Jr. ... Mike Segal
Doria Cook-Nelson ... Linda

Michele Marsh ... Julie
Christie Houser ... Terrie (as Christie Hauser)

Dabbs Greer ... Lyle Phelps

Lurene Tuttle ... Mildred Phelps

Regis Toomey ... Doc Hooper
Margo Farrar ... Clarissa

Hope Summers ... Alice Wylie

Richard Hale ... Lester Wylie
E.J. André ... Earl
James Edwin Hadzicki ... William
Phyllis O'Donnell ... Nurse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Greg Finley ... Wally
Noelle Harling ... Karen
Keith Hefner ... Harry
Scott Hunter ... Tony
Jillian Kesner ... Dorothy - Head Nurse
Paul McCauley ... George - Interne
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ... Vernon Patterson
Harvey Parry ... Howard Roscoe
Lynda Wiesmeier ... Dianne (as Lynda Weismeier)

Directed by
Curtis Hanson  (as Edward Collins)
Larry Spiegel 
Peter S. Traynor 
Mohammed Rustam (additional sequences) (as Mardi Rustam)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Royce D. Applegate  story (as Royce Applegate)
Robert Bassing  screenplay
Richard Benson  screenplay
Larry Spiegel  screenplay

Produced by
Mel Frohman .... assistant producer
Joan Kasha .... associate producer
William D. Sklar .... producer
Peter S. Traynor .... producer
Al Wasserman .... assistant producer
Original Music by
Charles Bernstein 
Michael Linn 
Cinematography by
Isidore Mankofsky 
Bill Manning  (as Bill Mann)
Film Editing by
David Blangsted  (as David G. Blangsted)
Jess Mancilla 
Peter Parasheles 
Casting by
Remy MacKenzie 
Jack G. Roberts 
Art Direction by
Richard Gillis 
Set Decoration by
Mike Parvin 
Makeup Department
Dee Manges .... makeup artist
Barbara Wolfe .... makeup artist
Production Management
Ned Kopp .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cheryl Factor .... assistant director
Ned Kopp .... first assistant director
Ronald C. Smith .... assistant director
Sound Department
Lee Alexander .... sound mixer
William B. Kaplan .... sound mixer
Gerald B. Wolfe .... sound (as Gerald Wolfe)
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Neuwirth .... assistant camera (as Thomas Neuwirth)
Randall Robinson .... first assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Monika Henreid .... wardrobe


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82 min | USA:88 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Evil has no business in this town..., 9 February 2009
Author: (Vomitron_G) from the Doomed Megalopolis of Blasphemous Technoids

Awful, wretched and plain lousy... Apparently this film was cut together from the remains of three unfinished films??? Maybe you wouldn't guess it right away (there's plenty of films out there that are an incoherent mess), but the ending really makes the film look like it was never finished.

While extremely painful and super-boring to sit through, here's a few laughs I had:

-- There's this blond bimbo (apparantly an ex-playmate) that keeps on running topless during the first act of the movie. And boy, look at those big cahoocha's! You'd say the director would show some respect and love when filming those two wonders of nature, but one "smoochy"-scene has her pressing her naked breasts against her boyfriend's chest in such a way that they just look plain wrong. Like one of them is mutated, or something. Best part has her running topless through the woods: bounce, wobble, shake, bump!

-- There's a couple of scenes in which old people drug a young couple and fight with a young dude... all in slow-motion! They wave syringes, they get kicked in the face, fall on the ground, wrestle with the young dude... all in slow-motion!

-- You'll never believe the town's evil doctor! Not only he can't act, he also has a speech-problem of sorts. The guy just can't articulate and stutters his every line. "Pituitary gland" comes out sounding "Patwooatwy gland" and even a simple word like "country" sounds like "cµntwee".

And will you listen to that downright abominable and most inappropriate music on the soundtrack...

EVIL TOWN is one of the worst "small town with a secret"-horror films I've ever seen. Oh, and in case you're wondering: There's no zombies in it.

Two points for those cahoocha's as they always come in pairs. And that's it.

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