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Director:
Writers:
Galen Thompson (screenplay) and
Gus Trikonis (screenplay)
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Release Date:
5 May 1978 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Escape is just a nerve-shredding scream for salvation! See more »
Plot:
A chilling tale of suspense and survival. When a doctor rents a haunted house to use as a clinic, he... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Richard Crenna ... C.J. Arnold

Joanna Pettet ... Dr. Caroline Arnold

Andrew Prine ... Prof. Raymond Guy
Cassie Yates ... Mary Harper

George O'Hanlon Jr. ... Pete Brooks
Lynne Moody ... Felicia Allen

Mary Louise Weller ... Laurie Belman
Robert Viharo ... Dwight (as George Viharo)

Victor Buono ... The Devil
Milton Selzer ... The Realtor
Ed Bakey ... Sam the Caretaker
Galen Thompson ... Emilio Vargas
Emory Souza ... The Demon
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Directed by
Gus Trikonis 
 
Writing credits
Galen Thompson (screenplay) (as Donald G. Thompson)

David Sheldon  story (uncredited)
Gus Trikonis  screenplay

Produced by
Ed Carlin .... producer
Paul Joseph .... executive producer (as Paul A. Joseph)
Malcolm Levinthal .... executive producer
David Sheldon .... co-producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Johnny Harris 
 
Cinematography by
Mario DiLeo (director of photography) (as Mario Di Leo)
 
Film Editing by
Jack Kirschner 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Jamison 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert W. Sheets 
 
Makeup Department
Lynne Brooks .... makeup artist
Jack H. Young .... prosthetic makeup artist (as Jack Young)
 
Production Management
Harry Caplan .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott U. Adam .... first assistant director (as Scott Adam)
Dan Steinbrocker .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Michael Bennett .... property master
Arthur Thomas .... scenic artist
Alton Walpole .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Gordon Davidson .... sound effects editor
William B. Kaplan .... sound mixer (as Bill Kaplan Jr.)
Robert R. Rutledge .... sound effects editor
Earl Sampson .... boom operator
 
Stunts
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Bollinger .... first assistant camera
Jackie Di Leo .... still photographer
John C. Murray .... gaffer (as John Murray)
Lawrence Purcell .... best boy
David Skenes Jr. .... grip
Larry Snodgrass .... second assistant camera
Gil Valle .... best boy
Ken Wheeland .... key grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
James Alvarez .... wardrobe assistant
Barbara Andrews .... wardrobe coordinator
 
Editorial Department
Jan Gershkoff .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Jerry Cohen .... music editor
John Fresco .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Becky Ditterliner .... production secretary
Elizabeth Gallagher .... script supervisor (as Elizebeth Gallagher)
Lou Schumacher .... animal trainer
Carol Shelton .... production secretary
Barbara Strickland .... assistant to producer
Judy Williams .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"House of Evil" - USA (LD title)
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Runtime:
89 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Trivia:
Buddy Joe Hooker burned his face performing a fire stunt.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:What is it that you want from me?
[...]
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
D evil flick, 11 January 2003
Author: Curtis Jones (ChokeslamLLC) from Columbia, SC

The Evil is about a group of people who move into a castle-like house and end up having to battle.......you guessed it......THE DEVIL HIMSELF!!! Richard Crenna does a good job. The violence is pretty sick. You don't believe me? Check out the scene where the devil tries to make one guy saw his hand in half. Or the scene where a loner gets fried by an old furnace. Anyway, this is a definite hit in my book. ****stars. (Embassy)

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