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Fear No Evil (1981)

R | | Horror | 16 January 1981 (USA)
High school student turns out to be personification of Lucifer. Two arch angels in human form (as women) take him on.

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Frank LaLoggia

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Frank LaLoggia
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stefan Arngrim ... Andrew Williams
Elizabeth Hoffman ... Mikhail / Margaret Buchanan
Kathleen Rowe McAllen Kathleen Rowe McAllen ... Gabrielle / Julie
Frank Birney ... Father Daly
Daniel Eden Daniel Eden ... Tony
John Holland ... Rafael / Father Damon
Barry Cooper Barry Cooper ... Mr. Williams
Alice Sachs Alice Sachs ... Mrs. Williams
Paul Haber ... Mark
Roslyn Gugino Roslyn Gugino ... Marie
Richard Jay Silverthorn Richard Jay Silverthorn ... Lucifer
Marianne Simpson Marianne Simpson ... Brenda (as Mari Anne Simpson)
Joyce Bumpus Joyce Bumpus ... Susan
Patricia Decillis Patricia Decillis ... Bette
Chris DeVincentis Chris DeVincentis ... Richard
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Storyline

18 yr old high school student Andrew looks human in every way but in reality he is the Incarnation of Satan himself. Two archangels name Mikhail and Gabrielle (who are in human form) are sent from heaven to stop him before his evil takes over the world. Written by charmardee-smith

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mark of the Beast See more »

Filming Locations:

Webster, New York, USA See more »

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Budget:

$840,000 (estimated)
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LaLoggia Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Frank LaLoggia was strongly opposed to having zombies included in the film, however producer Charles M. LaLoggia insisted on having zombies in the film since zombie movies were popular at the time. See more »

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Soundtracks

Hey Joe
(Patti Smith (as Smith)/Billy Roberts (as Roberts))
Performed by Patti Smith
© 1977 Linda Music Corp. ASCAP/Third Store Music BMI
(P) 1977 Sire Records, Inc.
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Good marketing, bad film -- cliched, yet homoerotic
1 August 2003 | by ES-IIISee all my reviews

Here's another film that was marketed well, but failed to deliver. Catching the tail-end of the Satan boom (`The Omen,' `God Told Me To,' `The Amityville Horror,' `Alucarda,' etc.) ushered in by `The Exorcist,' `Fear No Evil' attempts to mine gold from all predecessors, but instead comes up with a highly clichéd, highly tedious film that brings Lucio Fulci's `Gates of Hell' (which came out two years later) to mind for me. The film offers up a ridiculous prologue before the credits run, then adds another when they're done, setting viewers up for a story of a hapless, effeminate anti-Christ (Stefan Arngrim) who must contend with two meddlesome arch angels in human form (a young woman and an older, pious woman, played beautifully by Elizabeth Hoffman, the one person who could act in this flick). Arngrim, especially toward the film's end, looks more like Brian Eno or Gary Numan gone goth – pale, ostentatious, androgynous, and emaciated. And while director Frank LaLoggia puts together competent scenes – the dodge-ball incident, the dog's blood occurrence, the town's annual sea-side re-enactment of the `Passion Play,' the bloody baptism – his plotting and pacing are just atrocious! Everything seems jumbled together, somehow linked conveniently to Satan… and because it's `supernatural,' plot-holes never have to be filled! An optimist when it comes to film, I actually thought all the little intricacies were going to converge into something. Instead, I was treated to a last-ditch effort that added zombies (for no reason whatsoever), a hokey laser-beam showdown (not as bas as `The Manitou'), and absolutely no fear factor. To the film's credit, there's a bizarre homoerotic undertone running through the film, which we first see in a high-school gym shower scene. The school's sexually-active, chauvinistic, burn-out/thug sexually harasses Arngrim while they're both naked, then engages in a full-on kiss with him (for laughs, I guess). Still later, the two kiss again, and (making a reference to an earlier marijuana joke) the thug suddenly grows breasts (Satanic augmentation at work). Personally, I don't see many occult films with this angle, so it was a bit refreshing and disconcerting. Outside of that, this film has one hell of a soundtrack -- the Sex Pistols, the Talking Heads, and Richard Hell, doing "Blank Generation.' This movie runs 94 minutes long, but it seems like an eternity in Hell for a good soundtrack and one weird transexual scene!


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