The Evil

The Evil

Director: Gus Trikonis Cast: Richard Crenna, Joanna Pettet, Andrew Prine

Blu-ray (Wide Screen)

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Overview

This superbly chilling haunted-house opus stars Richard Crenna as a therapist who, with wife Joanna Pettet, selects a lavish mansion for use as a drug rehab clinic. No sooner have the staff and their assistants set up housekeeping when a nightmarish force emerges from a trap door in the basement, and the house begins preying on the occupants in horrendous ways, from freak electrical bursts to sudden flash fires (leading to some extremely graphic scenes of people being burned alive). Director Gus Trikonis keeps the tension unbearably high and drives the plot on the strength of an excellent cast -- especially Victor Buono in a magnificent but brief role as the Devil himself. Amazingly, some prints of the film deleted his appearance altogether.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/18/2018
UPC: 0826663189858
Original Release: 1978
Rating: R
Source: Shout Factory
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:29:00
Sales rank: 24,683

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Crenna C.J.
Joanna Pettet Caroline
Andrew Prine Raymond
Cassie Yates Mary
Victor Buono The Devil
George O'Hanlon Pete Brooks
Mary Louise Weller Laurie
Robert Viharo Dwight
Milton Selzer Realtor
Galen Thompson Vargas
Emory Souza Demon
Lynne Moody Felicia Allen
Ed Bakey Sam

Technical Credits
Gus Trikonis Director
James Alvarez Costumes/Costume Designer
Barbara Andrews Costumes/Costume Designer
Ed Carlin Producer
Johnny Harris Score Composer
Jack Hirshner Editor
Buddy Joe Hooker Stunts
Peter Jamison Art Director
Paul A. Joseph Executive Producer
Mario di Leo Cinematographer
Donald G. Thompson Screenwriter

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