Professional weirdo Clint Howard plays one of his more interesting oppressed-geek roles in this occult revenge thriller about a tormented military-school nerd (apparently in his mid-thirties!) whose personal computer provides the only solace from the endless taunts and pranks of his fellow cadets. He also has an intense fascination with the occult, leading him to investigate an arcane tome secreted within an ancient, crumbling chapel. In an attempt to decipher the text, he feeds it into the computer, which translates the writings into actual working spells. As Clint's mind reels with the possibilities of sweet revenge against his cruel classmates and teachers, the demonic forces once trapped within the book begin to exert control over his mind and body. Before long, he is able to summon an army of snarling devil-pigs (no, that's not a misprint) to do his evil bidding. Though this is essentially a gender-bent rip-off of Carrie, there is enough in the way of spooky atmosphere and well-staged shocks to keep less discriminating horror fans interested.
Keywords: #Claude Earl Jones #Clint Howard #Eric Weston #Evilspeak #Joe Cortese #Messe noire (1981) #R.G. Armstrong
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August 07, 2011 Future generations will be watching it for years to come, fascinated that something so daft could possibly have caused such outrage, and no doubt thoroughly enjoying its crazy excesses too.Read in Source
Monsters At Play
July 29, 2004 Recommendable only to the staunchest of horror geeks, like myself, Evilspeak is a fairly noteworthy little horror chestnut for a variety of colorful reasons.Read in Source
May 27, 2014 A fascinatingly deranged horror flick, but also one that's really slow in its first hour.Read in Source
Eye for Film
August 19, 2013 To be fair, the machine we see here looks pretty impressive by 1981 standards and the graphics it produces must have been a lot of trouble to create, but it's hard to imagine what Montague Summers would have made of it.Read in Source
May 12, 2014 Evilspeak may provide a laugh or two, but it's too easily noticeable that there's just not much here, resulting in an empty film that feels stretched beyond its means.Read in Source
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 20, 2014 I've said it before, I'll say it again: Clint Howard + satanic pigs = MOVIE GOLD.Read in Source
January 07, 2016 There's plenty of weirdness to the story of Evilspeak that I dug but I just couldn't get into a movie that does nothing but emotionally pummel its protagonist for the first 70 mins then doesn't give him or the audience a truly satisfying conclusion.Read in Source
May 19, 2014 [Co-director] Weston was giving less-discriminating horror audiences in 1981 what he thought they wanted: Carrie with more gore, more beheadings, and all the Satanic pigs they could handle.Read in Source
August 06, 2004 a satisfying blend of Revenge of the Nerds and satanismRead in Source
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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