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Director:
Writers:
Brian Helgeland (writer)
Rhet Topham (writer)
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Release Date:
24 March 1989 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
One Number for Hell! See more »
Plot:
People who dial 976-EVIL receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers. | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Good Movie! I disagree with everyone else. See more (49 total) »

Cast

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Stephen Geoffreys ... Hoax
Patrick O'Bryan ... Spike

Sandy Dennis ... Aunt Lucy

Jim Metzler ... Marty
María Rubell ... Angela (as Maria Rubell)
Lezlie Deane ... Suzie

J.J. Cohen ... Marcus

Paul Willson ... Mr. Michaels

Greg Collins ... Mr. Selby

Darren E. Burrows ... Jeff (as Darren Burrows)
Joanna Keyes ... Suzie's Mother
Gunther Jenson ... Airhead (as Gunther Jensen)
J.J. Johnston ... Virgil

John Slade ... John Doe (as Jon Slade)
Demetre Phillips ... Sergeant Bell
Don Bajema ... Deputy
Jim Thiebaud ... Rags
Wendy J. Cooke ... Gang Girl (as Wendy Cooke)
Tom McFadden ... Minister (as Thom McFadden)
Larry Turk ... Operator #1
Cynthia Szigeti ... Female Operator
Christopher Metas ... Cashier
Roxanne Rogers ... Waitress

Bert Hinchman ... Coroner

Nay K. Dorsey ... Paramedic #1 (as Nay Dorsey)
Jim Landis ... Paramedic #2
Ed Corbett ... Santa Claus
Quigley ... Aunt Lucy's Parrot

Robert Picardo ... Mark Dark

Mindy Seeger
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Boutin ... Wife (uncredited)
Nick Dongarra ... Husband (uncredited)
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Directed by
Robert Englund 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Brian Helgeland  writer
Rhet Topham  writer

Produced by
Lisa M. Hansen .... producer
Paul Hertzberg .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Thomas Chase 
Steve Rucker 
 
Cinematography by
Paul Elliott 
 
Film Editing by
Stephen R. Myers 
 
Production Design by
David Brian Miller 
 
Set Decoration by
Nancy Booth 
 
Makeup Department
Grant Arndt .... special makeup effects assistant: Kevin Yagher Production, Inc.
Howard Berger .... shop supervisor: Kevin Yagher Production, Inc.
Gino Crognale .... special makeup effects assistant: Kevin Yagher Production, Inc.
Robert Kurtzman .... on-set makeup applicator: Kevin Yagher Production, Inc.
Rick Lalonde .... special makeup effects assistant: Kevin Yagher Production, Inc.
Larry Odien .... special makeup effects assistant: Kevin Yagher Production, Inc.
Zandra Platzek .... special makeup effects assistant: Kevin Yagher Production, Inc.
Christopher Swift .... special makeup effects assistant: Kevin Yagher Production, Inc.
Kevin Yagher .... make-up effects creator: Kevin Yagher Production, Inc.
 
Production Management
Rick Blumenthal .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Oswald .... second assistant director
Jeff Shiffman .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Chris Buchinsky .... storyboard artist
Michael A. Clark .... construction coordinator
Robyn Jacobs .... propmaker
Jim Landis .... assistant property master
Lyndell Wolff .... construction coordinator
Peter Flynn .... propmaker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Patrick Bietz .... sound editor
Jeffrey J. Haboush .... sound re-recording mixer
John Post .... supervising sound editor
Greg P. Russell .... sound re-recording mixer
Cathy McKelvey .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Hal Miles .... animatronic supervisor
James M. Navarra .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Tim Donahue .... visual effects art director: Introvision
William Mesa .... visual effects supervisor
Marcus Tate .... visual effects cameraman
 
Stunts
Kenny Bates .... stunts
Lynn Salvatori .... stunt double
Jack West .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Buchinsky .... still photographer
Kenny S. Christiansen .... best boy electric
Stanley B. Gill .... assistant camera
Stanley B. Gill .... camera operator
Doug Weinmann .... electrician
 
Music Department
Kennard Ramsey .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Patrick Avedissian .... production assistant
Michael Curtis .... production assistant
Helen Pinkston .... script supervisor
 

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USA:92 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
J.J. Cohen lost about thirty pounds for his role as Marcus.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Marty goes to the 976 Dialup company, he's approached by a man drinking water, asking if he needs help. Marty says "I'm looking for Mark Dark.", to which we hear the man reply "Follow me." However, the man's lips and mouth never move, and his mouth is apparently still full of water.See more »
Quotes:
Hoax:Once you've been to hell, everything else pales in comparison!See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Evil Dead (1981)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Only Thing I Really NeedSee more »

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21 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Good Movie! I disagree with everyone else., 10 August 1999
Author: Jane-41 from Florida, USA

I do not understand why everyone else hates this movie. Yes, it is cheesy in a lot of the standard horror genre ways, but I really got into it. The main reason a horror film doesn't work is because the characters don't hook you. I started to care about the characters after just a few scenes. The mother who is in love with religion is hilarious--we all know people like her. The son, Hoax, is heartbreaking because he is so weak that he will grasp at anything to be strong. I think we all know him too. Robert Englund was very careful to build up the suspense. There are lots of times when you know that someone is going to die, and he draws it out to the point where it is almost painful to watch (I obviously can't give examples without ruining it.) So, I recommend it to anyone who likes horror.

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