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The Evil (1978)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  5 May 1978 (USA)
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A chilling tale of suspense and survival. When a doctor rents a haunted house to use as a clinic, he and his associates are victimized by supernatural powers within.

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C.J. Arnold
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Dr. Caroline Arnold
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Prof. Raymond Guy
Cassie Yates ...
Mary Harper
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Pete Brooks
Lynne Moody ...
Felicia Allen
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Laurie Belman
Robert Viharo ...
Dwight (as George Viharo)
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Milton Selzer ...
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Sam the Caretaker
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Emilio Vargas
Emory Souza ...
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A chilling tale of suspense and survival. When a doctor rents a haunted house to use as a clinic, he and his associates are victimized by supernatural powers within. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Escape is just a nerve-shredding scream for salvation! See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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5 May 1978 (USA)  »

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House of Evil  »

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$700,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Filmed in an abandoned health spa and resort. See more »

Goofs

When Caroline ties a rope to the pipe for taking C.J. out of the Devil's den, the rope is tied in a loose knot. However, in the next shot, when C.J. is climbing up the rope, its knot is tied very tightly. See more »

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[C.J. comes face-to-face with the Devil sitting on a throne in a white-colored limbo plane of existence]
Devil: [chuckles] Forgive me, but you are an endless source of amusement to me.
C.J. Arnold: What is it that you want?
Devil: There... you see what I mean? After all I put you through and you still don't know.
C.J. Arnold: You did all that?
Devil: No, Mr. Arnold. YOU did. You denied the warnings, you opened the door, and still you cannot accept or understand what you've done. You pondered the deeper meaning of a universal power for good. ...
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This won't give you the shivers!
10 November 1998 | by (Suffolk, Virginia) – See all my reviews

At first, I was expecting a shrieky classic haunted house spook show, but that wasn't it. Granted, THE EVIL suffers from a serious lack of diversity. The movie is wasted only by scenes of people sliding around and people getting killed by electric shocks. There isn't enough to qualify this as spine-tingling fun. It is also laughably dated in visual material! Try to watch that sick girl shake all over the floor in her undies for a change and you'll see why! The only exception would be Andrew Prine sinking in mud and attempting to commit suicide. You know a movie that has a conflicting situation between good and evil, and the end always turns out to be quite simple. Any low-budget horror movie can do A LOT better than this, but for the moment, give THE EVIL some extra credit for its dark and thunderous setting that lives up to my expectations. This one spoils the most hardcore horror fans for not being frightening enough.


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