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Evils of the Night (1985)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | October 1985 (USA)
Vacationing teens are systematically kidnapped, taken to a strange, rural hospital, run by a mysterious group that needs their blood.

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(as Mardi Rustam)

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(as Mardi Rustam), (as Phillip D. Connors)
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Kurt
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Fred
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Cora
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Dr. Kozmar
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Dr. Zarma
Karrie Emerson ...
Nancy
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Heather
David Hawk ...
Brian
G.T. Taylor ...
Connie
Keith Fisher ...
Ron
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Billy
Kelly Parsons ...
Laura Lee (as Kelly Parsons) (as Kelly Parson)
Scott Hunter ...
Young Man on Beach & Garage
Laura Lee ...
Young Lady on Beach
Dawn Wildsmith ...
Alien Commander (as Bonnie J. Karlyle)
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Vacationing teens are systematically kidnapped, taken to a strange, rural hospital, run by a mysterious group that needs their blood.

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Demon's Night  »

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$190,000 (estimated)
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Final film of Neville Brand. See more »

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References Boy on a Dolphin (1957) See more »

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Boys Will Be Boys
Words and Music by Tom Trakker and Michael Mallen
Performed by Kanga
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"Here we are, tied like pigs, ready to roast!"
10 May 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

If this reviews' corresponding rating were based on technical prowess or filmmaking / story quality, it would naturally be low indeed. But it supplies a substantial amount of entertainment value. This is cheeseball crud at its finest. While on one hand this viewer did feel bad for the veteran actors involved (more to the point, it's sad that THIS was Neville Brands' final film), they help to make this fun. "Evils of the Night" is tacky, it's trashy, and it's downright silly.

The plot has a team of aliens - Dr. Kozmar (John Carradine), Dr. Zarma (Julie Newmar), and Cora (Tina Louise) among them - arriving on Earth. They manipulate two ceaselessly stupid and sleazy garage mechanics, Kurt (Mr. Brand), and Fred (Aldo Ray) into abducting as many of the local airhead oversexed college students as possible, to be used in biological experiments.

Since the victims here are so utterly pathetic (they sure don't do a very good job of trying to save their own worthless asses), one may end up rooting for the antagonists by default.

Add to this mix some painfully loud and peppy pop tunes, a respectable amount of female nudity, and the fumbling direction of Mohammed "Mardi" Rustam, and you get fromage writ large, a cheap genre item that's pretty hard to resist. Rustam had worked as a producer of 70s favourites such as "Psychic Killer" and Tobe Hoopers' "Eaten Alive", and this was his only feature length directing credit on a motion picture.

Newmar and Louise look quite good, as do many of their young co-stars. Carradine may have appeared in a lot of junk unworthy of his talents over the years, but the fact remains that even in stuff like this, he never seemed to phone it in; his performance is the most fun.

Buffs will note that two of the younger cast members, Karrie Emerson and Tony O'Dell, also worked together subsequently in "Chopping Mall".

Eight out of 10.


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