May 10, 2005
The Evil (1978, Gus Trikonis)
The Evil is apparently Victor Buono, looking for all the world like that all-white old dude in The Matrix Rebooted that said stuff like “incontrovertibly” and “paradigm” and shit. (What was his name? Will Ferrell?) Anyway, the idea that a hellish pit of Ultimate Darkness would be a big white room with puffs of smoke on the floor and a fat bearded man on a throne – a stereotypical vision of Heaven, in other words – is pretty interesting, maybe even subversive. Too bad there’s nothing else to support the subversion (the crux of the story – an atheist comes to believe in God to stop the Devil – is in complete conflict with the visuals of the climax), or even make it a good haunted house movie. There’s a scene that suggests – I think – that three possessed characters are about to have sex with a corpse, but it’s shot and edited so haphazardly that I wasn’t sure. And couldn’t ex-Mr. Goldie Hawn find some way to kill off his characters, other than electricity? Alright, only three, but three is still too many, man.
Where we saw it: vhs
| We deign to rate it: 17 outta 100
Posted by kza at 10:07 PM
| Comments (4)
Hey man, I'm in your town. The email Greg gave me for you keeps bouncing back to me. Hope to meet up with you at some point. I've got a Nomeansno comp with your name on it. Greg has a number where you can reach me.
Not only was your email bouncing, but I when I changed my email, I forgot to change the address ON MY OWN DAMN BLOG. There's like 4 or 5 messages on here (maybe more) that I didn't know existed.
Anyway, I'm so glad you could make it up to Seattle. I'll be emailing you soon about getting together (along with the new, improved email, of course).
I loved this movie as a kid and have been searching for what it was called for about 15 years now. i just remembered a few scenes from it and with the internet finally found it. but i cannot find it for rent anywhere! does anyone know where i can get a copy of it???
hi to all,
the evil ,oh the evil ,i have seen this movie
in 1984 ,when i was too young ,after that i search ,this movie on dvd ,but i was failed ,but i
found in vhs and watched,i would like to purchased this movie on dvd - kindly let me know from where ,i found this movie ,no matter this movie flops or rif off on box offices - but anyone watched this movie, i m sure that its still in his/her heart ,i never forget this movie,