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The Evil (1978)

R | | Horror, Thriller | 5 May 1978 (USA)
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A doctor buys a Civil War era dilapidated mansion, and hires a few friends to fix it up, but the mansion hides a deadly secret.

Director:

Gus Trikonis

Writers:

Galen Thompson (screenplay) (as Donald G. Thompson), Gus Trikonis (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Crenna ... C.J. Arnold
Joanna Pettet ... Dr. Caroline Arnold
Andrew Prine ... Prof. Raymond Guy
Cassie Yates ... Mary Harper
George O'Hanlon Jr. ... Pete Brooks
Lynne Moody ... Felicia Allen
Mary Louise Weller ... Laurie Belman
Robert Viharo ... Dwight (as George Viharo)
Victor Buono ... The Devil
Milton Selzer ... The Realtor
Ed Bakey Ed Bakey ... Sam the Caretaker
Galen Thompson Galen Thompson ... Emilio Vargas
Emory Souza Emory Souza ... The Demon
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Storyline

A chilling tale of suspense and survival. When a doctor rents a haunted house to use as a clinic, he and his associates are victimized by supernatural powers within. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Escape is just a nerve-shredding scream for salvation! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Filmed in an abandoned health spa and resort. See more »

Goofs

When Caroline ties a rope to the pipe for taking C.J. out of the Devil's den, the rope is tied in a loose knot. However, in the next shot, when C.J. is climbing up the rope, its knot is tied very tightly. See more »

Quotes

[C.J. comes face-to-face with the Devil sitting on a throne in a white-colored limbo plane of existence]
Devil: [chuckles] Forgive me, but you are an endless source of amusement to me.
C.J. Arnold: What is it that you want?
Devil: There... you see what I mean? After all I put you through and you still don't know.
C.J. Arnold: You did all that?
Devil: No, Mr. Arnold. YOU did. You denied the warnings, you opened the door, and still you cannot accept or understand what you've done. You pondered the deeper meaning of a universal power for good. Self ...
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Alternate Versions

Some prints cut Victor Buono's appearance as the Devil See more »

Connections

Referenced in Video Nasties: Draconian Days (2014) See more »

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Bell bottom horror!!!
28 March 1999 | by darkcrashSee all my reviews

"The Evil" is a fun 70's horror movie. Low budget, cool location, some attractive and familiar cast members, the comforting presence of Richard Crenna, a fabulous troll-like Buono cameo...all add up to a demonic good time if you're in the mood for it. And check out those slacks on Andrew Prine--are those Angel's Flight pants you're wearing?? (Anybody remember those disco-era items?)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

House of Evil See more »

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Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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