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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.

Director:

Frank LaLoggia

Writer:

Frank LaLoggia
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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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Alexandria High... class of '81 - All the students are going to Hell, except Andrew... he sent them there! See more »

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Referenced in Fear No Evil Commentary (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Psycho Killer
(David Byrne (as Byrne)/Tina Weymouth (as Weymouth)/Chris Frantz (as Frantz))
Performed by Talking Heads
© 1977 Bleu Disque Music Co., Inc. ASCAP/Index Music, Inc. ASCAP
(P) 1977 Sire Records, Inc.
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Ambitious first movie that's very murky
3 September 2003 | by Maciste_BrotherSee all my reviews

FEAR NO EVIL was the first movie directed by Frank LaLoggia, who was in his early 20s when he made it. This alone should be reason enough to overlook the film's many faults, certainly when you consider that the story is ambitious, to say the least. And because of this, I actually give props to the film because it's not the all-out disaster everyone says it is. For a first film, it's at times surprisingly good. But the story and direction are, nonetheless, extremely murky. Some scenes are dreadful, like the shot of the front of the house which shows the passage of time and we see the house getting more dilapidated by the second. When the scene ends, the house looks like a tornado hit it but when we see inside the house, everything looks fine. Huh?!?! Moments like these, plus the unknown cast, who at times look like they're acting in a high school theater production, don't help much to create a solid, focused production. The ending was good but you saw it coming a mile away.

I don't understand why this movie is so despised. It's probably due to the shower scene. Fan boys can't take moments like this, which are, oddly enough for a horror movie, too shocking for them. Oh the irony!

In the end, FEAR NO EVIL is an adequate first movie made in the early 1980s. Like I already said above, it's not the worst horror movie ever made like so many have claimed it to be (see PLEDGE NIGHT!). But the director's ambitions exceeded his inexperience and the film's low budget.


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Language:

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Release Date:

16 January 1981 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Webster, New York, USA See more »

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$840,000 (estimated)
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LaLoggia Productions See more »
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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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