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Forever Evil (1987)

TV-MA | | Horror | 6 October 1987 (USA)
The sole survivor of a backwoods massacre investigates the incident with the help of a photographer and a police officer. Soon, it becomes clear that they're up against nothing less than an ancient god!

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Roger Evans
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Red Mitchell Red Mitchell ... Marc
Tracey Huffman Tracey Huffman ... Reggie
Charles L. Trotter Charles L. Trotter ... Leo (as Charles Trotter)
Kent T. Johnson Kent T. Johnson ... Zombie (as Kent Johnson)
Diane Johnson Diane Johnson ... Holly
Howard Jacobsen Howard Jacobsen ... Nash
Jeffrey Lane Jeffrey Lane ... Jay
Karen Chatfield Karen Chatfield ... Jeanne
David Campbell David Campbell ... Robert
Susan Lunt Susan Lunt ... Julie
Marcy Bannor Marcy Bannor ... Lisa
Richard Zamecki Richard Zamecki ... Peter
Freeman Williams Freeman Williams ... Ben
Kayce Glasse Kayce Glasse ... Mrs. Weinberger
Richard Hamner Jr. Richard Hamner Jr. ... Fred
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One night at a cabin retreat, Marc Denning became the sole survivor of a bloody massacre which claimed the lives of his lover, his brother, and three friends. Shortly after the murders, he begins to look for answers that will explain the slaughter, and soon he uncovers a plot by a mysterious and supernatural cult which for many years has been responsible for a series of periodic ritual murders. Their aim is to bring about the return of Yog Kothag, an ancient god who was so evil that he was banished from Earth centuries ago. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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How Do You Kill What Is Already Dead? See more »

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When Marc and Reggie go out to see a movie, they see The Jet Benny Show (1986). This was director Roger Evans's previous film. See more »

Quotes

Marc: Get the gas.
Reggie: But I hit it with the fucking car!
Marc: I got hit with the car once, I am still alive! Get the gas!
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Referenced in Found (2012) See more »

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Forever Evil Dead.
22 November 2019 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

After his friends are massacred by an evil being that is attempting to bring about the return of 'Old God' Yog-Kothag, Marc (Red Mitchell) joins forces with fellow survivor Reggie (Tracey Huffman) to try and prevent the end of the world as we know it.

The Evil Dead gets mentioned a lot in the same breath as Forever Evil and it's easy to see why: not only do both films have the word 'Evil' in their titles, but both feature a group of friends gathering at a remote cabin for the weekend where they are killed by an ancient demonic force. One of the girls even gets attacked by a tree! Other similarities include ancient Sumerians, a sacrificial dagger and the Necronomicon, while the hero keeps a sentimental reminder of his dead girlfriend that comes in handy when faced with dark powers (Ash uses Linda's necklace and Mark keeps a Zippo lighter, a gift from girlfriend Holly).

Sam Raimi's '82 cult classic succeeded by keeping the plot simple, the gore excessive and the action pacy; Forever Evil's director, Roger Evans, also gives splatter fans some enjoyable gore but tries to make his story more expansive; in doing so his film becomes far too bloated, suffering from irrelevant subplots and a little too much exposition (Mark's in-depth demonstration of his emergency grappling hook and all that stuff about pulsating quasars). The final film clocks in at a whopping 107 minutes, which is at least thirty minutes past acceptable for this kind of thing.

Still, fans of H.P.Lovecraft should enjoy all of the stuff about the Old Ones and Yog-Kothag, while fans of low-budget '80s horror will get a kick out of the practical effects: the discovery of a mutilated woman in the shower (the earlier shower scene providing viewers with some T&A), a dream sequence that sees the ghost of the shower victim ripping a demonic baby from her womb, and a manky zombie that just won't die, even after being doused in gasoline and set on fire.

5.5/10, generously rounded up to 6 for IMDb.


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6 October 1987 (USA) See more »

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Coldspring, Texas, USA See more »

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