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976-Evil II (1991)

R | | Horror | August 1992 (Italy)
A seemingly harmless telephone service endows an evil teacher with powers from beyond the grave

Director:

Jim Wynorski

Writers:

Erik Greenberg Anjou (as Erik Anjou), Rick Glassman (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Debbie James Debbie James ... Robin
René Assa René Assa ... Mr. Grubeck
Patrick O'Bryan ... Spike (as Pat O'Bryan)
Philip McKeon ... Taylor (as Phil McKeon)
Leslie Ryan ... Paula
Rod McCary ... Dr. Jamison
Paul Coufos ... Stone
Karen Mayo-Chandler Karen Mayo-Chandler ... Laurie
George 'Buck' Flower ... Turrell (as Buck Flower)
Sigal Diamant ... Barmaid
Joy Ballard Joy Ballard ... Stripper
Yavone Evans Yavone Evans ... Reporter
Eric Anjou Eric Anjou ... Detective
Angela Gordon Angela Gordon ... Cashier
Christopher Garr ... Skeech
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A seemingly harmless telephone service endows an evil teacher with powers from beyond the grave

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1992 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

976-EVIL 2: The Astral Factor See more »

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Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mindy Seeger, who plays the nurse at Robin's school, was also in the original 976-EVIL as a victim of the evil phone service. See more »

Goofs

When Lawlor is being abducted by the ghost Grubeck, it is very obvious that a person in a black ski mask and black clothes is driving the car. See more »

Quotes

Zuzu Bailey: Look, Daddy! Every time you hear a bell, a zombie takes a soul to hell.
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References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Spooky Talkin'
Written and Performed by Vincent D'Onofrio
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Boring and unwanted sequel to an average movie
17 November 2017 | by jadavixSee all my reviews

"976- Evil II" is an unnecessary and probably unwanted sequel to the original "976-Evil", which is only notable for being one of two films directed by Mr Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund.

Unfortunately the superior directorial pedigree of b-movie legend Jim Wynorski can't rescue "976-Evil II" from chronic sequelitis. The original at least had the novel premise of a "haunted" telephone line that allowed mortals to make their Faustian deals from the comfort of their living room.

The sequel doesn't really need this idea, but shoehorns it in awkwardly here and there to create some kind of spurious relationship to the (pretty average) original.

"976-Evil II" is really more interested in making a third-rate Freddy Krueger rip off out of its villain, who is nowhere near as memorable as that famous screen bogey-man. He is apparently an evil teacher who is capable of astral projection (?) and uses it to kill people who he calls first. Or something.

It's not explained very well, and leaves you with two disparate plot threads: the evil hotline (which I can't remember anybody actually calling... I guess the teacher must have?) and the evil teacher bogey-man who is a completely underwhelming villain with unexplained motives and methods.

Perhaps the only thing notable about "976-Evil II" is the fact that it begins with a girl taking a shower with her underwear clearly still on. If the actress didn't want to show full-frontal nudity, why didn't Wynorski just shoot her from the waist up?


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