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976-EVIL (1988)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  24 March 1989 (USA)
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People who dial 976-EVIL receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Hoax
Patrick O'Bryan ...
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Aunt Lucy
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Marty
María Rubell ...
Angela (as Maria Rubell)
Lezlie Deane ...
Suzie
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Marcus
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Mr. Michaels
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Mr. Selby
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Jeff (as Darren Burrows)
Joanna Keyes ...
Suzie's Mother
Gunther Jenson ...
Airhead (as Gunther Jensen)
J.J. Johnston ...
Virgil
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John Doe (as Jon Slade)
Demetre Phillips ...
Sergeant Bell
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People who dial 976-EVIL receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers.

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Comedy | Horror

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24 March 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dial the Devil  »

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$2,955,917 (USA)
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Trivia

J.J. Cohen lost about thirty pounds for his role as Marcus. See more »

Goofs

When Suzie (Lezlie Deane) is supposed to be driving the possessed car just prior to her death, you can see the almost invisible stunt driver clad all in black behind the wheel of the car during parts of the sequence, a stunt-double/mannequin is visible riding next to the stunt-driver. See more »

Quotes

Hoax: Once you've been to hell, everything else pales in comparison!
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Crazy Credits

Mindy Seeger is credited in opening credits but not in the final cast. See more »

Connections

Followed by 976-Evil II (1991) See more »

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User Reviews

A teenage outcast exacts a creepy and gory revenge after dialing a satanic phone service that grants its callers supernatural powers.
24 September 2000 | by (cincinnati, ohio) – See all my reviews

Much better than you may have heard, though it requires a great deal of patience. The first half is pretty slow, but not completely without merit because it showcases the comedic talents of the gifted Sandy Dennis who is a riot as the taunted teen's overprotective, religious fanatic mother. Dennis takes the Piper Laurie role in CARRIE even further, but this time plays the role for laughs, and she's absolutely magnificent every minute she's on the screen. She comes across in this film as an even more out-of-control Shelley Winters(another great actress). The second half however is what viewers will most likely remember about the film because it features some very wacky and crudely effective special effects. The FX are pretty good too for such a low-budget effort and all. Besides Dennis, the top acting honors go to Stephen Geoffreys who is just about perfect as the terrorized teen who turns the tables on his tormentors. Generally speaking, audiences and critics alike have been much too harsh on this nifty little flick. Actor Robert Englund, who had played nightmare-invading/teen throat-slashing Freddy Krueger in the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET movies for several years, was a perfect choice to direct this scary/funny movie. I don't care what anyone says, good job Robert!!!!! Yes, CARRIE is a masterpiece of horror, but if you wan't to see a more humerous take on the same theme, then 976-EVIL is the way to go.


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