Richard Crenna Later on, C. Arnold from Satan's clutches by stabbing him with the cross that was used to seal him, which weakens him enough to for them to make their escape. The lack of any true back story of what happened in the house to make it really evil is a good thing, something that leaves you interpret and guess what really happened. Gus Trikonis directed with a flair that elevated tedium to the level of religion. From the front and back seats of drive in's across the nation, to the sleaze pit theaters of New York's famed 42nd street, to the comforts of home watching fantastic cinema on the Late Show, remember those classic and sometimes classless films of old and even discover some new ones. This movie does certain things really.
Asking the brothers who it is making all the noise, the monks state no man is held within the hermitage and that he is to stay in his room. Of course, no one believes her that something evil is housed within the mansion and by the time it's realized that a terrible force has been unleashed, it's too late. Caroline Arnold, purchase an old mansion that was built by the hermetic Emilio Vargas. Once the Devil has been set loose, the film kicks into high gear as the imprisoned victims-to-be try to escape and end up being executed with increasing rapidity. Subverted, since she spends the rest of her screen time draped in a coat. Near the end, Felicia gets a little too close to some electrified burglar bars.
The man, believing to be in Heaven, later finds out that he is actually in Hell as the white clothed fat man cackles behind him. Now the Devil has been unleashed and those still alive must send the evil back to where it came from. The Evil is a 1978 horror film directed by Gus Trikonis, starring Richard Crenna, Joanna Pettet, and Victor Buono. He later wakes up and finds out he has died and is informed by a jovial fat man dressed all in white that he can have anything and everything he wants he need only ask. Gus Trikonis, a veteran of numerous tv programs and a handful of exploitation movies tries his hand at a straight horror movie and is successful in creating one of the best haunted house pictures ever. The Ed Carlin produced movie stars Richard Crenna, Joanna Pettet, Andrew Prine and features a bizarre cameo appearance by Victor Buono as the Devil; although his scenes were apparently re-edited for some releases. Sometimes the movie is being subtle, at others it features more flat-out scare moments.
Frankly the location alone is more than enough to recommend this movie. One woman is killed by her own dog while another is sucked into the ground after believing he has escaped the manor. It besides also ensures that the movie has plenty of surprising moments in it. They start renovating the place with volunteers, and soon discover that the house had something evil locked in after unleashing it unknowingly. This section is designed to keep these films alive and to provide remembrance to those who may have seen them in some form or other, whether it be on the silver screen, video tape, or the small screen at home.
With each cut, there is a noticeable change in appearance to the Devil ultimately turning into something resembling the classic appearance of what people perceive the Devil to look like. He is helped greatly by managing to shoot in an actual old and creepy-looking mansion, and its dilapidated exteriors and interiors add a great deal of atmosphere. Loves all things pop-culture especially if it has a bit of a counter-culture twist. Why couldn't you lift it yourself?! Plays video games basically from the start when a neighbor brought home an Atari 2600 , comic loving for almost 30 years , and a true critic of movies. I can't say I'd recommend it to everybody but definitely pick it up if you're in the mood for an unintentionally funny horror film. The characters are nicely drawn and the performances are strong throughout.
I enjoy haunted house films; I've always loved the idea behind such films. Raymond's shirt is torn by. The ghost is found to be the spirit of the former owner, Emilio Vargas and he has been attempting to warn the interlopers to get out. As far as low-budget horror films are concerned, this one is quite impressive. It's not until near the end that C. Much later, Pete gets electrocuted and bursts into flames.
The film works within the parameters of a slasher film only it substitutes the typical masked psycho for the invisible demonic force which, by films end, manifests itself as the Devil in the form of Oscar winning actor, Victor Buono. I've never seen a version of the movie without it, but I would be interested in seeing one just to see how the ending is edited together sans this interesting denouement. After his death, it repairs itself and closes once more. Below, the entire area is covered in a mist and everything is solid white all around. Supernatural forces leave Felecia half-naked and throw her onto a nearby cot, but they stop there.
The unwilling occupants soon discover that the trap door in the basement is actually a gateway into Hell itself. In it, a disoriented traveler lost in a wild storm is taken in at a hermitage run by a group of monks led by John Carradine. The Evil is a really, really basic horror film with not enough scares. Solid production values and a haphazard earnestness runs throughout, however, and make it generally a watchable one-time journey if nothing else. The Evil is a must see for fans of the genre. This is a site dedicated to the propagation of strange and exciting cinema and television from all over the world as well as America's own grand tradition of exploitation cinema classics. Ignoring the monks request, he finds a distraught man locked away in a cell.