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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

Complete credited 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
Lynne Moody ...
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 ...
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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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Release Date:

5 May 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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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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Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 1 (1996) See more »

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See it for Victor.
9 June 2004 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a pretty weird haunted house flick that ultimately turned out to be a bit of a let down. It has it's moments though, and any movie starring the late, great and always welcome Victor Buono (seen here as Satan) is definitely worth a look. The film is kind of like "the spooky old mansion is really a doorway to Hell" type movie. I saw it many years ago on video and remember being disappointed because it started out reasonably scary and then got really silly... especially after Victor came on the scene. I'd probably appreciate his sense of humor more now, but back then I had high hopes for some good scares after seeing the likes of "Halloween" and "Nightmare On Elm Street." Probably seeing the movie now (and not expecting much), it would be good, dumb fun. Wish I could find a copy.


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