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Fear No Evil (1981)

R  |   |  Horror  |  January 1981 (USA)
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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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Andrew Williams
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Mikhail / Margaret Buchanan
Kathleen Rowe McAllen ...
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Father Daly
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Barry Cooper ...
Mr. Williams
Alice Sachs ...
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Mark
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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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The films origin came about when producer Charles M. LaLoggia discovered the filming location of the Boldt Castle in Alexandria Bay, New York. LaLoggia thought it was an ideal place to set a horror film and approached his cousin director Frank LaLoggia to write a film around the location. See more »

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

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What the hell was that?
25 August 2012 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Fear No Evil, the low budget debut from director Frank LaLoggia (Lady in White), is one strange little film: made during the golden age of the slasher but inspired by such films as The Omen, Carrie, and Night of the Living Dead, this offbeat oddity mixes rebellious teen shenanigans with biblical horror, throws in random homo-eroticism without a moment's notice (in the film's most memorable and unintentionally hilarious scene, a supposedly macho bully victimises Andrew in the boys shower by trying to engage him in a naked kiss, whilst cheered on by his enthusiastic pals—it makes A Nightmare on Elm Street 2's towel whipping seem perfectly reasonable), boasts a surprisingly good new wave/punk soundtrack (The Ramones, The Boomtown Rats, The Sex Pistols, Talking Heads), and culminates in a burst of dazzlingly crap visual effects that wouldn't have looked out of place at a Jean Michel Jarre concert.

An undeniably ambitious project for a first-time director, the film features sincere performances, several well executed sequences (the rise of a horde of zombies is particularly effective), and one or two genuine 'WTF?' moments (a guy grows breasts for no discernible reason, and a church production of the Passion Play attracts massive crowds), but it simply doesn't work as a whole: the film changes tone a little too abruptly throughout; Stefan Arngrim is terrible as Andrew, Lucifer in human form, especially when he's hamming it up and howling like a banshee in his character's more demonic state; LaLoggia makes sure he gets his money's worth out of a smoke machine; and there are far too many boring scenes where very little of interest happens.

3.5 out of 10, generously rounded up for the decent tunes.


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