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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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Cast

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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 ...
The Realtor
Ed Bakey ...
Sam the Caretaker
Galen Thompson ...
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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An ancient horror slept beneath the old haunted mansion... nothing could stop its escape! See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »
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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 »

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 couldn't accept what you've done. You pondered the deeper meaning of a universal power for good. Self made.
C.J. Arnold: ...
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Scary movie about a Hunted House
30 November 1999 | by (Trøndelag, Norway) – See all my reviews

A very good horror-movie about some demons who have their home in an old mansion. The action starts when the new owners tries to move in. -------- This is a real horror-movie of the very rare kind. You seldom find many of this type. And it's scary as hell. The atmosphere manages to thrill over and over and the whole film moves towards a climax that I barely find in horror-films today. Highly recommended (((((9 out of 10))))


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