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Evil Spirits (1990)

R | | Horror | 3 October 1991 (USA)
A strange woman runs a boardinghouse whose tenants--mostly misfits and others who won't be missed--begin dying off or simply disappearing. She still cashes their government benefit checks ... See full summary »

Director:

Gary Graver

Writer:

Mikel Angel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karen Black ... Ella Purdy
Arte Johnson ... Lester Potts
Virginia Mayo ... Janet Wilson
Michael Berryman ... Mr. Balzac
Martine Beswick ... Vanya
Bert Remsen ... John Wilson
Yvette Vickers ... Neighbor
Mikel Angel Mikel Angel ... Willie
Debra Lamb ... Tina
Robert Quarry ... Doctor
Anthony Eisley ... Detective
Hoke Howell ... Mailman
Sam Menning Sam Menning ... Hans
Dori Courtney Dori Courtney ... Bank Teller
Larry Biedes Larry Biedes ... Mr. Stevens
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A strange woman runs a boardinghouse whose tenants--mostly misfits and others who won't be missed--begin dying off or simply disappearing. She still cashes their government benefit checks even after they're gone, and it turns out that disappearing tenants aren't the only weird things that are going on in that house. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Madness. Murder. Mayhem.

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for areas of graphic violence, and for a scene of sensuality. | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Espíritos do Demônio See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Buck Henry was originally considered for the part Arte Johnson plays in the movie. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Invasion of the Scream Queens (1992) See more »

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Waste of a good cult cast
11 March 2011 | by udar55See all my reviews

Boardinghouse owner Mrs. Purdy (Karen Black) likes to off her elderly tenants but keep their Social Security checks coming. Her deadly scam risks exposure when investigator Lester Potts (Arte Johnson) starts sticking his nose around. This is really lousy stuff and moves at a snails pace. There are a few slightly gory murders and one big nude scene but you'll be heading for the film enhancement button (FF) with the "loony" stuff of Purdy always hears her dead husband's voice crack wise whenever anyone says or does something. There is a surprisingly game cast including Martine Beswick, Virginia Mayo, Bert Remsen, Yvette Vickers, Robert Quarry, Anthony Eisley, and Michael Berryman (whose face with a gouged out eyeball adorns the VHS cover). Sadly, none of them are given anything interesting to do outside of of Berryman being a peeping tom.


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