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EVILSPEAK (1981)
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Directed By:
Eric Weston

Starring:
Clint Howard, R.G. Armstrong, Joseph Cortese and Richard Moll

Rated R
Genre: Horror
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Graphic Language, Graphic Violence, Nudity
Also Known As:
Evilspeaks (1982) (USA)

THE PLOT:

Stanley Coopersmith was a quiet student at a military school. He keeps to himself and for some reason, no body likes him. The older students pick on him, his teachers give him a hard time. Until the day while cleaning the basement he finds an old book, he uses the base's computer to translate the Spanish text into English and learns of a way to get even with the bullies and the heartless staff.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

In several ways this is Carrie from the male point of view. The way that Stanley was picked on by everyone and how he takes a terrible bloody revenge near the end. The idea of translating evil spells via computer was interesting and the effects were incredible for the time period. Even though of the human heads could have been better. 7 STARS all together.

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

Yes, some of the effects could have been better and yes the story is somewhat Carrieisc, but it's clever, cool and interesting. Even if it was somewhat slow. 8 STARS

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ CAST (The cast does a great job.)
+ STORY (Even though it was kind of Carrie style, it works.)
+ CREATURE EFFECTS (It wasn't much, but man was it cool.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- CARRIE STYLE (The story is kind of like Carrie.)
- CHARACTERS (I wasn't sorry to see these jerks characters cut to ribbons.)
- SLOW (It was kind of slow.)
- SOME EFFECTS (Some of the effects could have been better.)

AND FINALLY....

- FAN BASED (If you aren't a big fan of this kind of horror then this isn't for you.)

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