The Evil 1978
A doctor buys a Civil War era dilapidated mansion, and hires a few friends to fix it up, but the mansion hides a deadly secret.
The Evil is a claustrophobic nightmare, that while it misses out on the brilliantly stylized The Legend of Hell House 1973 scripted by Richard Matheson, it’s a cluttered house of horrors that does have a level of trashiness, unpleasant as a bad dream. It stars Joanna Pettet (Casino Royal 1967, The Group 1966, The Night of the Generals 1967, Night Gallery: The Girl with the Hungry Eyes 1972). And co-stars Richard Crenna, Andrew Prine, Cassie Yates, Lynne Moody, Milton Selzer and Victor Buono as The Devil.
Screams of a Winter Night 1979
An anthology in which a group of college coeds spending a winter’s night in a remote cabin pass time by telling scary stories to each other.
The Visitor 1979
The soul of a young girl with telekinetic powers becomes the prize in a fight between forces of God and the Devil.
A surrealist oddity featuring Glenn Ford, Mel Ferrer, Lance Henriksen, John Huston, Sam Pekinpah and Shelley Winters.
Just before dawn 1979
Five young people venture into the backwoods of Oregon to claim a property, and find themselves being stalked by a hulking, machete-wielding psychopath.
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These are wonderful sleeper hits! Believe it or not I saw Just Before Dawn at the drive in with friends in college. Wonderful “”B”” movie fun. It might’ve come out in the early 80’s in the USA?
Sam! There are some strange yet oddly compelling stinkers there!