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Evilspeak (1981)

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An outcast military cadet taps into a way to summon demons and cast spells on his tormentors through his computer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Stanley Coopersmith
... Sarge
... Reverend Jameson (as Joseph Cortese)
... Coach
... Kowalski
... Bubba Caldwell
... Colonel Kincaid
... Hauptman
Louie Gravance ... Jo Jo
Jim Greenleaf ... Ox
Lynn Hancock ... Miss Friedemeyer
... Charlie Boy
Kathy McCullen ... Kelly
... Jake
Leonard D'John ... Tony
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An outcast military cadet taps into a way to summon demons and cast spells on his tormentors through his computer. Written by Humberto Amador

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Data incomplete... Human blood required. Thus spake the computer. See more »

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Drama | Horror

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26 February 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Evilspeaks  »

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$900,000 (estimated)
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According to Clint Howard and director Eric Weston, the original cut of the film which he submitted to the ratings board contained even more footage than the uncut DVD release, including more special effects, as well as extensions of the bathtub death scene and the cadet having his heart ripped out. But their labored efforts to find a copy of this version have proven futile, and they believe it is likely gone forever. See more »

Goofs

In the first shower sequence one of the actors can be seen wearing a jockstrap. See more »

Quotes

Stanley Coopersmith: Maybe you're right. Maybe this puppy is better off not making it. It's a tough world out there. You got to be able to kick and scratch if you want to survive. I found that out right after my parents died. From what I can tell, like these other pups, it's the ones that can do the most pushing and shoving that get the biggest piece of the pie.
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A guilty pleasure from the '80s
15 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

The much maligned "Evilspeak" actually struck me as an excellent horror movie in the early '80s, shortly before it was banned in the UK and listed on the infamous "nasties" list. Watching this again last night in its uncut format, my view of the film has changed significantly over the years! The film still has a few things going for it. The performances aren't bad and Clint Howard is always interesting to watch, there's a touch of nudity to appeal to the "t&a fans", the effects are bloody and the soundtrack by Roger Kellaway is impressive. On the downside, the film's pace is somewhat plodding and the film could have been edited down to a leaner and meaner tale.

Sexy Miss Friedemeyer (Lynn Hancock) remains a most watchable screen siren and her demise at the jaws of hungry pigs is a delightfully gruesome set-piece.

6 out of 10. Not as bad as people make out but still a turkey.


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