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Evil Spirits (1990)

R | | Horror | 3 October 1991 (USA)
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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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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Madness. Murder. Mayhem.

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Rated R for areas of graphic violence, and for a scene of sensuality. | See all certifications »
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Espíritos do Demônio  »

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Buck Henry was originally considered for the part Arte Johnson plays in the movie. See more »

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Referenced in Invasion of the Scream Queens (1992) See more »

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a masterwork of mediocrity.
28 May 2005 | by (fabulous Las Vega$!) – See all my reviews

"So-so" sums it up...simply marginal on every level, with ensemble "anything for a paycheck" cast the only redeeming quality. Karen Black is her usual hammy self as the psychotic landlady of a rooming house for various misfit characters. They mysteriously disappear at random, while smiling Ms. Black continues collecting on their monthly government checks. She converses with an unearthly male voice from time-to-time...a spirit from beyond the grave, or just a madwoman's rambling dementia?

Not many great thrills to be had in this, but not bad enough to be harshly criticized, either...EVIL SPIRITS is a take-it-or-leave-it crap shoot- some may find this one entertaining(and gore mongers should find it acceptably gross), but I personally was left underwhelmed and rather put off by it's occasionally over-the-top comical silliness.

Hmmm.... 4.5/10, coulda been worse.


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