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‘Alien vampires seeking teenage blood!’
Evils of the Evening is a 1985 American science fiction horror movie directed by Mardi Rustam from a screenplay co-written with Philip Dennis Connors.
Beforehand, Rustam had govt produced Al Adamson’s Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971), written and produced Psychic Killer (1975) and the Tobe Hooper-directed Eaten Alive (1976). In 1987, he filmed further scenes for Physician Shagetz (1973) and launched the outcomes on VHS as Evil City.
The film stars Aldo Ray (Lavatory; Biohazard; Star Slammer), Neville Model (Eaten Alive), Tina Louise, John Carradine, Julie Newmar, Karrie Emerson, Bridget Holloman, David Hawk, G.T. Taylor, Keith Fisher, Tony O’Dell and Daybreak Wildsmith.
Vampire aliens Physician Kozmar (John Carradine), Physician Zarma (Julie Newmar) and Cora (Tina Louise) recruit two dim-witted mechanics (Aldo Ray and Neville Model) to abduct youngsters dwelling in a school city and produce them to a rural hospital. There, the aliens drain them of their blood, which they should keep younger…
” …John Carradine [is] relegated to a couple moments of utter embarrassment as he mumbles indecipherable dialogue whereas rocking a wrinkly dime-store spacesuit. The remainder of the shenanigans observe the same old slasher mould, making the second half of the flick appear a bit uninspired in comparison with the endless fury of untamed moments that precede it. Additionally worthy of point out is the wretched ’80s soundtrack that goes by the credo of the extra echo, the higher!” AllMovie
“The feeble, slurring Carradine is usually unintelligible in his few scenes (although it’s nonetheless at all times good to see him) whereas 60s TV icons Louise (“Ginger Grant”) and Newmar (“Catwoman”) aren’t given far more to do however not less than look fairly good, particularly contemplating they have been each 50 when this was shot. Better of the lot are Ray and (particularly) Model because the sleazy mechanics.” The Bloody Pit of Horror
“Two of the youngsters are named Ron and Nancy, which is cute, however that’s it for this stinker. There might probably be a only a few that suppose that this movie goes from so unhealthy it’s not even so-bad-it’s-good to even-worse-and-therefore-better – that’s not an argument I’d make.” Down Among the many “Z” Motion pictures
“The premise of aliens needing youngsters for experimentation/blood sounds enjoyable sufficient, however that vital plot growth doesn’t occur for some time, as the primary fifteen minutes is spent on tons of “teenagers” (who seem like they’re of their thirties) hooking up nonstop, and once I say hook up, I imply hook up…” Icons of Fright
“It’s such a uninteresting film contemplating the premise, and it’s a disgrace that there isn’t sufficient gore to maintain the proceedings not less than. Nonetheless, the crazy climax is definitely worthwhile, because it encompasses a goofy mixture of deus ex machina and apparent ADR work that permits the movie to limp to the end line with a bit little bit of decency intact.” Oh, the Horror!
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