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The Evil (1978)

R | | Horror, Thriller | 5 May 1978 (USA)
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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Witness Its Awakening. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

House of Evil See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rangoon Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Victor Buono's white suit cost $1,000. See more »

Goofs

When Lynne Moody is attacked and thrown around the lines use to pull her are visible. 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. ...
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Referenced in JonTron: Goosebumps: Part 2 (2013) See more »

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Pretty Good Movie
5 February 2007 | by jrasche2003See all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie as a child, and how it scared me! Well one day I was lucky to find the VHS at a garage sale. Last night I finally put it on to a DVD, where it will never ever wear out.

I think Richard Crenna did a great job in this film. I think the film itself was a bit before its time with some of the special effects. The look cheesy compared to todays standards, but for a movie coming out of the 80's it is remarkable.

I am really surprised at how little information is out there about this movie, It is one of those small classics that got lost, and I am sure glad that I still have it!


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