A doctor buys a Civil War era dilapidated mansion and hires a few friends to fix it up but the mansion is haunted.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay) (as Donald G. Thompson), (screenplay)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Nesting (1981)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A writer suffering from agoraphobia rents an isolated house so she can concentrate on her writing. She doesn't know that the house is a former brothel, and is inhabited by the ghosts of dead prostitutes.

Director: Armand Weston
Stars: Robin Groves, Christopher Loomis, Michael David Lally
Twice Dead (1988)
Thriller | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The Cates family is thrilled to learn they have inherited the old mansion of the deranged, stage actor, Tyler Walker. They arrive to discover that the mansion has turned into a playground ... See full summary »

Director: Bert L. Dragin
Stars: Tom Bresnahan, Jill Whitlow, Jonathan Chapin
Don't Go to Sleep (TV Movie 1982)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young girl begins seeing the ghost of her sister who died in an accident a year earlier.

Director: Richard Lang
Stars: Dennis Weaver, Valerie Harper, Robin Ignico
The Hearse (1980)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A girl is haunted by a phantom hearse, which she believes is connected to her departed aunt, a witch with a bad reputation in town.

Director: George Bowers
Stars: Trish Van Devere, Joseph Cotten, David Gautreaux
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Simon Cordier is a well-respected magistrate who visits a condemned prisoner, Louis Girot, just before the man's execution. Girot again pleads his innocence insisting that he has been taken... See full summary »

Director: Reginald Le Borg
Stars: Vincent Price, Nancy Kovack, Chris Warfield
Death Ship (1980)
Adventure | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A mysterious ghostly freighter rams and sinks a modern day cruise ship whose survivors climb aboard the freighter and discover that it is a WW2 Nazi torture vessel.

Director: Alvin Rakoff
Stars: George Kennedy, Richard Crenna, Nick Mancuso
Horror | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Three old people get their youth restored, a girl is poisoned in a poisonous garden, and people are haunted by a hundred-year-old curse in these three bone-chilling Nathaniel Hawthorne stories.

Director: Sidney Salkow
Stars: Vincent Price, Sebastian Cabot, Brett Halsey
Something Evil (TV Movie 1972)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A young couple moves into a farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania. What they don't know is that there is an unseen presence in the house, and that it wants to take possession of the wife.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Darren McGavin, Sandy Dennis, Ralph Bellamy
Nightmares (1983)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Anthology of four horror tales with a supernatural twist based on urban legends.

Director: Joseph Sargent
Stars: Cristina Raines, Joe Lambie, Anthony James
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Aristocrat Julian Markham keeps his disfigured brother, Sir Edward, locked in a tower of his house. Occasionaly Sir Edward escapes and causes havoc around the town.

Director: Gordon Hessler
Stars: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An anthology of four short horror stories about people who visit Dr. Diabolo's fairground haunted-house attraction show.

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Jack Palance, Burgess Meredith, Beverly Adams
The Ghoul (1933)
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An Egyptologist returns from the dead to take revenge on those who have violated his tomb.

Director: T. Hayes Hunter
Stars: Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
C.J. Arnold
...
Dr. Caroline Arnold
...
Prof. Raymond Guy
...
Mary Harper
...
Pete Brooks
Lynne Moody ...
Felicia Allen
...
Laurie Belman
Robert Viharo ...
Dwight (as George Viharo)
...
Milton Selzer ...
The Realtor
Ed Bakey ...
Sam the Caretaker
Galen Thompson ...
Emilio Vargas
Emory Souza ...
The Demon
Edit

Storyline

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).

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 May 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

House of Evil  »

Box Office

Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Most of the special effects were done in camera. 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 »

Quotes

[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. ...
[...]
See more »

Connections

Referenced in JonTron: Goosebumps: Part 2 (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Chilling Little Flick...
20 August 1998 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

...capped by Victor Buono's walk-on as Satan. Some definite chills and thrills, although the basic premise is mildly unbelievable. Still, if you keep your suspension of disbelief on maximum, it's actually pretty enjoyable.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Rated R? tepista
This movie was filmed in the town that I live in. miss_liz_1209
The Evil jodeegirl66
Alternate Ending? KansanN323
Good special effects mr-murph
Great Film Poster buy_to_own
Discuss The Evil (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?