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976-EVIL (1988)

People who dial 976-EVIL receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers.

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Robert Englund
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Geoffreys ... Hoax
Patrick O'Bryan ... Spike
Sandy Dennis ... Aunt Lucy
Jim Metzler ... Marty
María Rubell María Rubell ... Angela (as Maria Rubell)
Lezlie Deane ... Suzie
J.J. Cohen ... Marcus
Paul Willson ... Mr. Michaels
Greg Collins ... Mr. Selby
Darren E. Burrows ... Jeff (as Darren Burrows)
Joanna Keyes Joanna Keyes ... Suzie's Mother
Gunther Jenson Gunther Jenson ... Airhead (as Gunther Jensen)
J.J. Johnston ... Virgil
John Currie Slade John Currie Slade ... John Doe (as Jon Slade)
Demetre Phillips Demetre Phillips ... Sergeant Bell
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Storyline

People who dial 976-EVIL receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers.

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Taglines:

...it's for you. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dial the Devil See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$794,049, 26 March 1989

Gross USA:

$2,955,917

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,955,917
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended VHS cut)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Star Stephen Geoffreys played a character coincidentally named "Evil Ed" in the earlier horror film "Fright Night" (1985). See more »

Goofs

When Suzie is preparing a TV dinner in her home, she puts the dinner in the oven then puts the timer on 25 minutes, but when they do a close up of the clock, it says 15 minutes. See more »

Quotes

Hoax: [after slashing the face of a punk, with his clawed hand] Don't ever touch me again... Pass it on.
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Crazy Credits

Mindy Seeger is credited in opening credits but not in the final cast. See more »

Alternate Versions

Video contains footage cut from theatrical version See more »

Connections

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I'm a Wild One
Written by Stephen C. Marston, Jill H. Roberts, Thomas Chase, and Steve Rucker
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User Reviews

Good Movie! I disagree with everyone else.
10 August 1999 | by Jane-41See all my reviews

I do not understand why everyone else hates this movie. Yes, it is cheesy in a lot of the standard horror genre ways, but I really got into it. The main reason a horror film doesn't work is because the characters don't hook you. I started to care about the characters after just a few scenes. The mother who is in love with religion is hilarious--we all know people like her. The son, Hoax, is heartbreaking because he is so weak that he will grasp at anything to be strong. I think we all know him too. Robert Englund was very careful to build up the suspense. There are lots of times when you know that someone is going to die, and he draws it out to the point where it is almost painful to watch (I obviously can't give examples without ruining it.) So, I recommend it to anyone who likes horror.


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