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Evil Spirits (1990)

R  |   |  Horror  |  3 October 1991 (USA)
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A strange woman runs a boardinghouse whose tenants--mostly misfits and others who won't be missed--begin dying off or simply disappearing. She still cashes their government benefit checks ... See full summary »

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Ella Purdy
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Lester Potts
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Janet Wilson
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Mr. Balzac
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Vanya
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A strange woman runs a boardinghouse whose tenants--mostly misfits and others who won't be missed--begin dying off or simply disappearing. She still cashes their government benefit checks even after they're gone, and it turns out that disappearing tenants aren't the only weird things that are going on in that house. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Rated R for areas of graphic violence, and for a scene of sensuality. | See all certifications »
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Waste of a good cult cast
11 March 2011 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Boardinghouse owner Mrs. Purdy (Karen Black) likes to off her elderly tenants but keep their Social Security checks coming. Her deadly scam risks exposure when investigator Lester Potts (Arte Johnson) starts sticking his nose around. This is really lousy stuff and moves at a snails pace. There are a few slightly gory murders and one big nude scene but you'll be heading for the film enhancement button (FF) with the "loony" stuff of Purdy always hears her dead husband's voice crack wise whenever anyone says or does something. There is a surprisingly game cast including Martine Beswick, Virginia Mayo, Bert Remsen, Yvette Vickers, Robert Quarry, Anthony Eisley, and Michael Berryman (whose face with a gouged out eyeball adorns the VHS cover). Sadly, none of them are given anything interesting to do outside of of Berryman being a peeping tom.


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