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976-EVIL (1988)

R  |   |  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 overview, first billed only:
Patrick O'Bryan ...
Aunt Lucy
María Rubell ...
Angela (as Maria Rubell)
Lezlie Deane ...
Mr. Michaels
Mr. Selby
Darren E. Burrows ...
Jeff (as Darren Burrows)
Joanna Keyes ...
Suzie's Mother
Gunther Jenson ...
Airhead (as Gunther Jensen)
J.J. Johnston ...
John Doe (as Jon Slade)
Demetre Phillips ...
Sergeant Bell


People who dial 976-EVIL receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers.

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One Number for Hell! See more »


Comedy | Horror


R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 March 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dial the Devil  »

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$2,955,917 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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J.J. Cohen lost about thirty pounds for his role as Marcus. See more »


When they are putting Hoax's head inside of the toilet in the boys bathroom at the school, his hair and face are all wet, a few seconds later, when his cousin saves him, it's completely dry. See more »


Hoax: [possessed Hoax produces two ripped-out hearts] Would it be possible... to enter the game with a pair of hearts?
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Stephen Geoffreys is hip!
18 July 2002 | by (Kathleen Hanna's soul) – See all my reviews

Stephen Geoffreys is the type of actor that Bob Saget and Eminem wish they could be! Stephen takes a bland horror flick and transforms it into a surreal epic! Stephen is Hoax, a shut-in of a teenager who lives with his insane and controlling mother. Stephen rules, dude! He is one of the best actors that I can think of, and his performance in this film will make you, as the viewer, feel quite a variety of emotions all at once! Good stuff, man!

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