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The Evil (1978)

R | | Horror, Thriller | 5 May 1978 (USA)
A doctor buys a Civil War era dilapidated mansion and hires a few friends to fix it up but the mansion is haunted.

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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
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Mary Harper
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Pete Brooks
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Felicia Allen
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Laurie Belman
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Dwight (as George Viharo)
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Milton Selzer ...
The Realtor
Ed Bakey ...
Sam the Caretaker
Galen Thompson ...
Emilio Vargas
Emory Souza ...
The Demon
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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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Release Date:

5 May 1978 (USA)  »

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House of Evil  »

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$700,000 (estimated)
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| (Ryder Sound Services)

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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Victor Buono's white suit cost $1,000. See more »

Goofs

When Lynne Moody is attacked and thrown around the lines use to pull her are visible. 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. ...
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Connections

Featured in Fantastic Fantasy Fright-o-Rama Show Vol. 1 (1996) See more »

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one of the best haunted house films I've seen
3 July 2001 | by (bristol,england) – See all my reviews

i must admit i really do love this film and despite what other people say i thought this was the best haunted house film i have ever seen,a lot of people seem to think that it's not that scary or not a very good film although I've yet to see a haunted house film that's any better,sure it can be a little silly in places but this was made over 20 years ago on a low budget but i think it does deliver quite a few scares and is never boring so if your in the right kind of mood and you want to watch a decent haunted house film then you can't go too wrong with this little gem.


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