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Ex-gangster Harry Payne confronts his violent past and vengeance from beyond the grave.

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Tony Scannell ...
Harry Payne
Graham Cole ...
Inspector Bracken
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Angela
Fliss Walton ...
DS Churchill
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Susan Payne
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Eugene McCann
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Sean McCann
Michael Aston ...
Charles Drexler
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PC Melvyn Mervin
Judi Daykin ...
Mother
John Mangan ...
Tark
Louis Selwyn ...
Gordon
Daniel Bardwell ...
Young Harry
Glyn Doggett ...
Harry's Father
Sara Temple ...
Young Susan
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Ex-gangster HARRY PAYNE leaves prison after serving ten years for the murder of his best friend and gang boss EUGENE McCANN. Retiring to a small village in Norfolk to care for his innocent but vulnerable wife SUSAN PAYNE, Harry believes he has finally left his violent past behind. Instead, he becomes the prime suspect in a series of gruesome occult murders. As the villagers fear the return of the ghostly "White Lady of Rayleton", the embittered but brilliant Detective Inspector DAVID BRACKEN and his young assistant, DS BELINDA CHURCHILL target Harry. However, unknown to anyone, Harry has psychic abilities he has always suppressed with alcohol. Now he must confront the supernatural and his own personal demons to save his wife and free the tormented souls of the ghosts that haunt him. Written by John Mangan

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Evil Never Dies  »

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Harry Payne: Charles
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Charles Drexler: Harry
Harry Payne: Still looking good Charles... eh?
Charles Drexler: You're not looking so bad yourself
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Intriguing oddity
21 November 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

EVIL NEVER DIES is an odd movie indeed, a Norfolk-set ghost story that occasionally recalls the classic stories of M. R. James but at other times turns into a cheap gangster movie. The budget is low as is the scope, leaving this an intriguing oddity more than anything else.

As with many low budget British films these days (and they tend to be gangster films), special attention has been paid to getting as many familiar faces shoehorned into the story as possible. The leads, Tony Scannell and his antagonist Graham Cole, are both from THE BILL, while Katy Manning will be well known to sci-fi fans as a Dr Who assistant back in the day. Finally, we get tough guy actor P. H. Moriarty (THE LONG GOOD Friday) as a scenery-chewing crime boss.

The film's plot involves a former gangster just released from prison. He's now an old man, haunted both psychologically and physically by ghosts from the past. His new life is interrupted by a spate of mildly gory murders, and it all makes sense come a twist ending. EVIL NEVER DIES isn't badly made, but it is all over the place tonally and it's not as satisfying as I'd hoped. Fans of low budget British films might find it more of interest.


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