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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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Alexandria High... class of '81 - All the students are going to hell, except Andrew... he sent them there! See more »

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Mark of the Beast  »

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$840,000 (estimated)
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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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Recommeded for the "What the heck was that?" factor
3 November 2009 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Angels Mikhail, Gabrielle and Rafael form a holy trinity living on Earth to defeat Satan, which they do as the film begins. Of course, he is born again in the 60s and, by the time 1981 rolls around, the Antichrist is a powerful handsome devil. Nah, just kidding. He is an Ian Curtis look-a-like high school geek named Andrew (Stefan Arngrim) who is looking to resurrect his army of the dead in order to rule the world or something. Of course, the reincarnated Angels are here to stop him with their glowing beams of light.

I'm not really sure where I fall on FEAR NO EVIL. It is definitely ambitious for a low budget feature and falls into the M.S.U. (Makin' Stuff Up) genre perfectly. It is almost like director Frank LaLoggia had two half finished scripts and threw them together. I would recommend it just for the dodge-ball bit (watch the hyped up coach) and the bizarre scene at the end where the film's big bully gets his comeuppance by growing boobs. WTF??? The high school scenes are really funny, like LaLoggia had no sense at all how people behaved in school. One surprising thing is the soundtrack which features The Ramones, Sex Pistols, Patti Smith, Boomtown Rats and Talking Heads. I guess back then music rights weren't outrageous like they are today.


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