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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

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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Revenge is on the line. See more »

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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

You can see a club sign near the beginning of the film that says 'Diablo'. 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: [possessed Hoax produces two ripped-out hearts] Would it be possible... to enter the game with a pair of hearts?
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Mindy Seeger is credited in opening credits but not in the final cast. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

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Familiar, but fun and stylish effort
4 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The concept of the underdog standing up to the bullies is a familiar one. A lot of people can relate to this, including yours truly. Everyone who was picked on in school fantasized about getting their tormentors back. It's been the subject of many movies, spanning several genres. There have been a number of Horror films telling this story. 'Carrie' is undoubtedly the most well known of the bunch. Unsurprisingly it has inspired other films, such as this little gem.

Pros: Good cast, everyone having fun with it. Neat concept. Good score. Nice job on the make-up and special effects. Quick paced. Great directorial debut for Robert England, who infuses much style into the film. Lots of campy goodness. Creative deaths.

Cons: Not much plot. Not the least bit scary. Dated. The blue screen stuff has not held up. Treads some familiar ground.

Final thoughts: Sometimes when actors become directors, it doesn't work out so well. In this case, the man we all know as Freddy Krueger put on a good show. Sure, it's not the most original script and isn't real scary, but it's a lot of fun. It's also one of the better of it's kind, beating others like 'Evilspeak' by miles.

My rating: 3.5/5


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