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Evil Town (1977)

R | | Horror | December 1977 (USA)
Young people passing through a small town discover that a crazed doctor is conducting sinister experiments on the youth to combat the aging process.

Directors:

Curtis Hanson (as Edward Collins), Larry Spiegel | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Royce D. Applegate (story) (as Royce Applegate), Robert Bassing (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Keach ... Christopher Fuller
Dean Jagger ... Doctor Schaeffer
Robert Walker Jr. ... Mike Segal
Doria Cook-Nelson Doria Cook-Nelson ... Linda
Michele Marsh ... Julie
Christie Mossman Christie Mossman ... Terrie (as Christie Hauser)
Dabbs Greer ... Lyle Phelps
Lurene Tuttle ... Mildred Phelps
Regis Toomey ... Doc Hooper
Margo Farrar Margo Farrar ... Clarissa
Hope Summers ... Alice Wylie
Richard Hale ... Lester Wylie
E.J. André ... Earl
James Edwin Hadzicki James Edwin Hadzicki ... William
Phyllis O'Donnell Phyllis O'Donnell ... Nurse
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Young people passing through a small town discover that a crazed doctor is conducting sinister experiments on the youth to combat the aging process.

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Where only the dead survive. See more »

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Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

God Damn Dr. Shagetz See more »

Filming Locations:

Mendocino, California, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Filmed for the most part in the late 1970s under the title "God Damn Dr. Shagetz" and, reportedly, had a very limited release, and then sat on the shelf until the mid 1980s, by which time some of the players, such as Hope Summers were already dead, and additional footage, including some nudity by Lynda Wiesmeier, was added, along with a 1985 copyright statement. By 1987 it had already found its way to video. See more »

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Evil has no business in this town...
9 February 2009 | by Vomitron_GSee all my reviews

Awful, wretched and plain lousy... Apparently this film was cut together from the remains of three unfinished films??? Maybe you wouldn't guess it right away (there's plenty of films out there that are an incoherent mess), but the ending really makes the film look like it was never finished.

While extremely painful and super-boring to sit through, here's a few laughs I had:

-- There's this blond bimbo (apparantly an ex-playmate) that keeps on running topless during the first act of the movie. And boy, look at those big cahoocha's! You'd say the director would show some respect and love when filming those two wonders of nature, but one "smoochy"-scene has her pressing her naked breasts against her boyfriend's chest in such a way that they just look plain wrong. Like one of them is mutated, or something. Best part has her running topless through the woods: bounce, wobble, shake, bump!

-- There's a couple of scenes in which old people drug a young couple and fight with a young dude... all in slow-motion! They wave syringes, they get kicked in the face, fall on the ground, wrestle with the young dude... all in slow-motion!

-- You'll never believe the town's evil doctor! Not only he can't act, he also has a speech-problem of sorts. The guy just can't articulate and stutters his every line. "Pituitary gland" comes out sounding "Patwooatwy gland" and even a simple word like "country" sounds like "cµntwee".

And will you listen to that downright abominable and most inappropriate music on the soundtrack...

EVIL TOWN is one of the worst "small town with a secret"-horror films I've ever seen. Oh, and in case you're wondering: There's no zombies in it.

Two points for those cahoocha's as they always come in pairs. And that's it.


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