Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Evil (1978) aka The House Of Evil

2.5 / 5 Aug '10
Tagline: Escape is just a nerve-shredding scream for salvation!
Directed by: Gus Trikonis
Written by: Galen Thompson
Actors include: Richard Crenna, Joanna Pettet, Andrew Prine
Genre: Horror
Length: 84 minutes
Banned: Nope

I saw the preview for this before actually watching it so I thought it was going to be quite good. Imagine my surprise when the first 50 minutes has basically nothing happen (unless you consider a statue turning it's head and a blob of white light that appears excitement). The plot is about a group of friends who move into a big 'ole house in order to fix it up. Little do they know that most of them won't ever leave bwahahaha. See the house is inhabited by...oh yes the devil and because of this annoying things keep happening to people. The deaths are pretty lackluster minus the fire suits and it does have one cool scene with a saw. The last little bit of the movie does pick up but it's a case of too little too late. Most of this is as dry as can be and it's all been done before blah blah blah. Not one to rush out and grab unless you intend to see every haunted house movie, but I suppose you could do worse.

Availability:  Not on DVD currently

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