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18 April 1979 (USA) See more »
It was a small Louisiana town where people live and love and die and no one ever thought of locking their doors... except in the Monroe house.
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  (in credits order)

Vic Morrow ... Jake Rudd

Michael Parks ... Ben Watkins

Jessica Harper ... Ruth Watkins
Sue Ane Langdon ... Olie Gibson

Dennis Fimple ... Mr. Bumford
Bill Thurman ... Preacher Higgins
Jimmy Clem ... Mr. Buckner
Harry Thomasson ... Mr. Wheeler
Twyla Taylor ... Mrs. Bumford
Mary Branch ... Mrs. Mullins
John H. Meyer ... Mr. Mullins (as John Meyer)
John Milam ... Mr. Rhinehart
Roxanne Harter ... Mrs. Rhinehart
Foster Litton ... Sheriff
Owen Guthrie ... G-Man
William Kerwin ... Harry Richardson
Ron White ... G-Man
Thomas Ham ... G-Man
Thomas Hodge ... Deputy
Raymond Meyers ... Deputy
Ervin Reed ... Deputy
William Rexon ... Deputy
Robert Sibley ... Deputy
Stanley Taylor ... Deputy
Lucius Farris ... Peddler
Jesse Cagle ... Banker
Marilyn Gorsylowsky ... Lady at Party
Glen Roberts ... Dwayne Monroe
S.F. Vaughan ... Man at Store

John P. Fertitta ... Doctor Williams (as John Fertitta)

Directed by
Charles B. Pierce 
Writing credits
Charles B. Pierce (writer) and
Garry Rusoff (writer) and
Paul Fisk (writer)

Produced by
Steve Lyons .... associate producer
Charles B. Pierce .... producer
Original Music by
Jaime Mendoza-Nava 
Cinematography by
Chuck Bryant 
Film Editing by
Shirak Kojayan  (as Shirak Khojayan)
Art Direction by
John Ball 
Costume Design by
Barbara Kerwin 
Makeup Department
Tom Dickey .... makeup artist
Laura Markham .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Tommy Clark .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Norge .... assistant director
Art Department
Deborah Hall .... assistant props
Johnny Nashville .... property master
Pete Petersen .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Dick Damon .... production sound mixer
Lawrence H. Dippel .... sound effects editor
John P. Fertitta .... boom operator (as John Fertitta)
Andrew Herbert .... sound effects editor
William Kerwin .... sound editor
Lester Kisling .... sound effects editor
Dick Le Grand .... sound effects editor
Richard LeGrand Jr. .... sound effects editor (as Rick Le Grand)
Hoppy Mehterian .... sound mixer
Eddie Nelson .... sound mixer (as Eddy Nelson)
George Porter .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Jack Bennett .... special effects
Randy Fife .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
John Adams .... grip
Bill Ahrens .... lighting director
Jim Brison .... crane operator
Mike Hammons .... third assistant camera
Bill Lawler .... key grip
Mack Pierce .... grip
Cheyenne Rivera .... crane operator
John Welsh .... first assistant camera
Bill Wilson .... second assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Terry Kaye .... assistant wardrobe
Bonney Langfitt .... wardrobe mistress
Shirley Pierce .... assistant wardrobe
Editorial Department
Susan Welsh .... assistant editor
Transportation Department
Aden Pierce .... transportation captain
Other crew
W.B. Antley .... guard
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... presenter
Dee Davenport .... production secretary
L.B. Donaho .... guard
Sue Johnston .... script supervisor
Ben Rushing .... antique automotive supervisor

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Spain:92 min | USA:92 min | West Germany:89 min (video)
Black and White (prologue) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Australia:M | Norway:16 (original rating) | UK:18 | USA:PG | West Germany:16
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One of the last films to be released by American International Pictures (AIP).See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
An entertaining suspense thriller, 12 June 2013
Author: ersinkdotcom from United States

"The Evictors" takes place in a rural Louisiana town in 1942 and is also based on a true story. A young couple from New Orleans move into their dream house in the woods of Louisiana. The home seems ideal for a wife to fix up while the husband is out working his new job. The previous owners are still attached to the house and will do anything they have to in order to get it back for themselves. The new owners begin to fear for their lives as a mysterious stranger stalks and violently threatens them.

I've found a new favorite director in Charles B. Pierce. He is the perfect example of a filmmaker who doesn't need to lean on graphic imagery and gore to get a viewer's blood pumping. He is a believer in the "less is more" school of thought and it works perfectly for him. Pierce slowly builds tension and then lets it explode on you at the last minute. You know something dreadful is coming but are still creeped out about it when it finally arrives.

Although "The Evictors" isn't a completely true story, all you have to do is a little investigating to know there's still quite a bit of validity in what happens on screen. I think that's what makes the film even more frightening. The thought that real people went through these ordeals in some form or another.

I also found it interesting that besides some bad language, "The Evictors" was rather clean for this type of movie. There wasn't any nudity to be seen. I was wondering why this was until I read that director Pierce was a Baptist.

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