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Fear No Evil (1981)

R | | Horror | January 1981 (USA)
High school student turns out to be personification of Lucifer. Two arch angels in human form (as women) take him on.

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Andrew Williams
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Mikhail / Margaret Buchanan
Kathleen Rowe McAllen ...
Gabrielle / Julie
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Father Daly
Daniel Eden ...
Tony
John Holland ...
Rafael / Father Damon
Barry Cooper ...
Mr. Williams
Alice Sachs ...
Mrs. Williams
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Mark
Roslyn Gugino ...
Richard Jay Silverthorn ...
Marianne Simpson ...
Brenda (as Mari Anne Simpson)
Joyce Bumpus ...
Susan
Patricia Decillis ...
Bette
Chris DeVincentis ...
Richard
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High school student turns out to be personification of Lucifer. Two arch angels in human form (as women) take him on.

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Meet Andrew. The Road to Hell is paved with his victims See more »

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$840,000 (estimated)
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Richard Jay Silverthorn, who plays Lucifer in the film, also did the makeup work on the film. Later Silverthorn would also write a published novelization of Fear No Evil. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood High Part II (1981) See more »

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Hey Joe
(Patti Smith (as Smith)/Billy Roberts (as Roberts))
Performed by Patti Smith
© 1977 Linda Music Corp. ASCAP/Third Store Music BMI
(P) 1977 Sire Records, Inc.
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Not too shabby...
9 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Since the gentleman who reviewed this film told most of the story (thankfully, so I wouldn't have to), I will just cut to the main points of my review and hopefully, this will help you. After reading many many reviews about this being a "bad" horror film, I went into this one with the idea that I was going to be expecting too much and be let down. But, to my own surprise, I was VERY satisfied with this film. The story of the battle between good and evil is told extremely well and I was very astonished about how glued I was to this story. But I did find a few things wrong/strange with this film: 1) Why didn't we get a story as to HOW Andrew became/is the Devil? In this movie he just IS... 2) Did his parents really know? Why wasn't more explained about his past? Like in the scene where he sacrifices his dog...why wasn't his motivation for that explained? 2) The homo-erotic subtext in this film was unexpected. The whole scene in the shower was not what I was expecting. And yes, many of these underground 80's films get away with the whole male frontal nudity! I've noticed that it other films like "Basket Case" and "Pieces" (And to contradict the reviewer above, some of those men were actually *very* attractive). I was very spooked by the whole scene on the beach during the play - that was done very well. But for me, the whole thing falls apart during the last 15 minutes of the film. And only because of how it was executed. They went too far on the cheesy f/x and though I understood the meaning behind it that no matter what happens good will always triumph over evil...but c'mon! When a great story is being told and then it switches to a zombie flick....? Sorry, but no. And the ending disappointed me, as well. I won't give it away, but when you think there's an explanation for the resolution, then you don't find one, it leaves a lot to be desired. Overall, this was great if you love religious thrillers like "Stigmata", but i wouldn't consider this a "horror film". I honestly give this 8 out of 10, so that should mean something. Check it out, you might like it.


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