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976-EVIL (1988)

People who dial 976-EVIL receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Hoax
... Spike
... Aunt Lucy
... Marty
María Rubell ... Angela (as Maria Rubell)
... Suzie
... Marcus
... Mr. Michaels
... Mr. Selby
... Jeff (as Darren Burrows)
Joanna Keyes ... Suzie's Mother
Gunther Jenson ... Airhead (as Gunther Jensen)
... Virgil
John Currie Slade ... John Doe (as Jon Slade)
Demetre Phillips ... Sergeant Bell
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People who dial 976-EVIL receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers.

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Comedy | Horror

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24 March 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$2,955,917
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Trivia

Stephen Geoffreys who played Evil Ed in Fright Night, can be seen standing beside a Fright Night poster in the El Diablo projection room. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, when the man goes into the phone-booth and it explodes, you can see the wires that the man is held on. See more »

Quotes

Hoax: [to his mother] If you value your life, I suggest you leave me alone.
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Crazy Credits

Mindy Seeger is credited in opening credits but not in the final cast. See more »

Connections

References The Evil Dead (1981) See more »

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I Want You Tonight
Written by Stephen C. Marston, Thomas Chase, and Steve Rucker
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Would it be...possible...to open with a pair of hearts?
23 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

Not the best horror film that you will watch, but it is significant as Robert Englund's director debut.

It's a typical story of a nerdy teen (Stephen Geoffreys) with a whacked out mother (Oscar-winner Sandy Dennis looking a lot heavier than I remember her), who keeps getting his head shoved in the toilet by the school bullies, and just wants to be cool like his cousin Spike (Patrick O'Bryan).

He manages to find a way to reach out to the dark side and get revenge on everyone - well, almost everyone. His goofs in his first attempt to scare his cousin's girl (former Cowboy's cheerleader Lezlie Deane) and kills her. If you have a thing about spiders, you may want to fast forward through this part.

He perfects his craft as he changes into a satanic beast. The makeup and special effects were really good. The only problem I had was the length of time that it took to get here. The movie was pretty boring up to this point. Maybe Englund will do better as he directs himself later this year.

Of course, there is a sequel where Spike returns to battle the evil.


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