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Director:
Writers:
Joseph Garofalo (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
26 February 1982 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Data incomplete... Human blood required. Thus spake the computer. See more »
Plot:
A military cadet who happens to be a social outcast taps into a way to summon demons and cast spells on his tormentors through his computer. See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Clint Howard ... Stanley Coopersmith

R.G. Armstrong ... Sarge

Joe Cortese ... Reverend Jameson (as Joseph Cortese)
Claude Earl Jones ... Coach
Haywood Nelson ... Kowalski

Don Stark ... Bubba

Charles Tyner ... Colonel Kincaid
Hamilton Camp ... Hauptman
Louie Gravance ... Jo Jo
Jim Greenleaf ... Ox

Lynn Hancock ... Miss Friedemeyer

Loren Lester ... Charlie Boy
Kathy McCullen ... Kelly
Lenny Montana ... Jake
Leonard D'John ... Tony
Bennett Liss ... Captain Merrill

Katherine Kelly Lang ... Susie Baker

Richard Moll ... Father Esteban
Robert Tafur ... Old Priest
Sue Casey ... Mrs. Caldwell
Kristine Alskog ... Teacher
Thomas Hilliard ... Teacher
Nadine Reimers ... Peasant Girl
Deborah Dawes ... Attendant
DeForest Covan ... Janitor
Jane Bartelme ... Girl Student
Alan Harris ... Cadet
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Directed by
Eric Weston 
 
Writing credits
Joseph Garofalo (screenplay) &
Eric Weston (screenplay)

Joseph Garofalo (story)

Produced by
H. Hal Harris .... associate producer
Gerald Hopman .... associate producer
Sylvio Tabet .... executive producer
Sylvio Tabet .... producer
Eric Weston .... producer
 
Original Music by
Roger Kellaway 
 
Cinematography by
Irv Goodnoff 
 
Film Editing by
Charles Tetoni 
 
Casting by
Karen Rea 
 
Art Direction by
George Costello 
Dena Roth 
 
Set Decoration by
Maria Caso 
 
Makeup Department
Allan A. Apone .... special visual effects makeup (as Allan Apone)
Leslie Bruso .... special visual effects makeup assistant
Kathie Clark .... special visual effects makeup assistant
Robert Clark .... special visual effects makeup assistant (as Bob Clark)
Morton Greenspoon .... mirrored contacts (as Dr. Morton K. Greenspoon)
Peter Knowlton .... makeup artist
Rick Lazzarini .... special visual effects makeup assistant
Suzanne Moreau .... special visual effects makeup assistant
Francisco X. Pérez .... special visual effects makeup (as Frank Carriosa)
Douglas J. White .... special visual effects makeup (as Douglas White)
 
Production Management
Alan R. Green .... unit production manager (as Alan Green)
Jeffry John Stein .... post-production executive
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cary Glieberman .... first assistant director
Ron Kinwald .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Mike Bingham .... construction supervisor (as Michael D. Bingham)
Tommy Estridge .... set dresser
H.R. Gerrard .... production storyboards
Debbi Richardson .... set dresser (as Debbie Richardson)
Conrad Schabauer .... property master
David E. Harshbarger .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Douglas B. Arnold .... boom operator (as Doug Arnold)
Jan Brodin .... sound mixer
Robert W. Glass Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer (as Robert Glass Jr.)
Michael P. Redbourn .... supervising sound editor (as Michael Redbourn)
Robert Thirlwell .... sound re-recording mixer
John Wilkinson .... sound re-recording mixer (as Doc Wilkinson)
Don Summer .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John Carter .... special effects
Harry Woolman .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Robert D. Bailey .... special photographic effects
Wendy Vanguard .... art director: effects
 
Stunts
Sam Baldoni .... stunt double
Dick Drake .... stunt double
Kenny Ferrugiaro .... stunts: demon
George Fisher .... stunt coordinator
Lisa Gordy .... stunt assistant
Vic Hunsberger .... stunt double (as Victor Hunsberger Jr.)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jamie Barber .... assistant camera
Albert Behar .... electrician
Ray Bilger .... best boy grip (as Raymond E. Bilger)
David Boyd .... assistant camera
Clyde E. Bryan .... assistant camera
Alan Caso .... gaffer
Alan Caso .... panaglide operator
Alan Caso .... second camera operator
Stephen Crawford .... second grip
Samuel Buddy Fries .... assistant camera (as S. Buddy Fries)
Jesse Mather .... electrician (as Jess Mather)
Mike Moad .... electrician
Michael Paris .... still photographer
Marie Pedersen .... electrician
Krishna Rao .... assistant camera
Wendell Wethington .... key grip (as Wendall Wethington)
 
Casting Department
Mary Hope Lemon .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lennie Barin .... costumer
Kerry Lyn McKissick .... costumer (as Lyn McKissick)
Kristin Nelson .... costumer
Esther Shain .... wardrobe assistant
Paul Wooldridge .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Robert C. Baral .... post-production accountant (as Robert Baral)
Donna Blair .... assistant editor
Christina Cocek .... post-production assistant
Felicity Field .... apprentice editor
Robert Leader .... assistant film editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Caper Jr. .... music supervisor
Jules Chaikin .... music contractor
Gary Chang .... custom electronics
David Franco .... music executive
Jeff Harris .... music mixing engineer
Roger Kellaway .... conductor
Armin Steiner .... music recording engineer
 
Other crew
Jane Bartelme .... production secretary
Dick Drake .... wrangler
Mary Ellen Flaherty .... talent coordinator
Alan Harris .... production assistant
Andy Howard .... production accountant
John Lantz .... wrangler
Andrea Lewak .... production assistant
Warren Lewis .... location manager
Steve Martin .... wrangler
Kathryn Petty .... production coordinator
Alice Campbell Romano .... assistant: Mr. Tabet
Vicki Scott .... production assistant
Jenny Townsend .... script supervisor
Lee Sollenberger .... animal trainer: wild boar (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jim Childs .... special thanks: Bible artwork
Ike Jenkins .... special thanks: band director, Dos Pueblos High School Marching Band
Peter Walsh .... special thanks: computer programmer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Evilspeaks" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
89 min | Canada:97 min (video version) | Germany:92 min | UK:100 min | Argentina:98 min
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Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) | Australia:R | Finland:K-18 | France:16 | Iceland:(Banned) | Netherlands:16 (video rating) (1988) | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:18 (cut)

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Trivia:
The production did some filming in a South Central church that had been condemned and scheduled to be torn down. When the aged minister saw that the crew were refurbishing the church, he didn't understand that this was "show business refurbishing" and that the church would ultimately be burned down, dropping down on his knees and thanking God. Nobody had the heart to tell him the truth.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the dungeon scene with the preserved fetus rising up in its jar, you can obviously see the lines attached to the fetus' hands and head.See more »
Quotes:
Father Esteban:I will return.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (V)See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Clint Howard loves puppies, 13 February 2006
Author: (Vomitron_G) from the Doomed Megalopolis of Blasphemous Technoids

I had to wait 18(!) years before I finally had the opportunity to see EVILSPEAK. And I must say it was worth the wait. It might even deserve a sort of cult-status, 'cause it's definitely one of those lost little 80's horror-gems. Now the story is one that's been done many times. A nerdy (military)student gets picked on all the time. Until he finds the means to take his bloody revenge. You can easily think of De Palma's CARRIE or Fulci's AENIGMA, but the one movie that kept coming to my mind while watching EVILSPEAK was Robert Englund's 976-EVIL (which, in my opinion, was a bit better). However, none of these movies go that far over-the-top as EVILSPEAK does.

The acting's rather bad, but Howard is very enjoyable as nerd Coopersmith. The movie does have some dull parts, but just when you might start thinking it's boring there's an amusing death scene. But the real price of this film are the scenes during the climax in the chapel. I won't give it away, but it's certainly worth sitting through the rest of the movie for. Outrageous demonic gory fun it is. And the special effects are pretty good for 81's standards.

In order to convince as many horror-fans possible to see EVILSPEAK, I'll list some things that this flick has going for it: Clint Howard, female nudity, filthy murderous pigs, blood & guts, a satanic computer, a zombie-janitor, an adorable puppy, a LOT of decapitations,... and more. Sure it's cheesy. Sure it's 80's. But it delivers the goods. And with the afore-mentioned ingredients, tell me, how can one not love it?

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