Title: 976-Evil
Directed by: Robert Englund
Written by: Brian Helgeland; Rhet Topham
Produced by: Paul Hertzberg; Lisa M. Hansen
Music by: Thomas Chase; Steve Rucker
Cinematography: Paul Elliott
Edited by: Stephen R. Myers
Distributed by: Cinetel Films
Horrorscope Productions
Released: December 9th, 1988
Rating: R
Running time: 92 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Next: 976-Evil

976-Evil is an American independent horror film that deals with subjects of demonology, Satanism, and the occult. It was directed by Robert Englund with a screenplay written by Brian Helgeland and Rhet Topham. The movie was produced by Cinetel Films and Horrorscope Productions, and distributed theatrically through New Line Cinema. It was first screened in London, England on December 9th, 1988. It premiered in the United States on March 24th, 1989.

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Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The tagline for this film is "Now, horror has a brand new number".
  • 976-Evil (1988) redirects to this page. The title of this movie is often stylized as 976-EVIL, which also redirects to this page.
  • There are thirty credited cast members in this film; 29 humans and 1 parrot.
  • An extended cut of the film, which was released to home video in VHS format features and extra thirteen minutes of footage that was not in the theatrical release.
  • 976-Evil received grossed $2,955,917 in the box office in the United States.
  • The 976 prefix was a telephone exchange number, which has since become defunct.
  • This is Brian Helgeland's second film work as a writer, and his second work in the horror genre.

What Else Have They Done?[edit | edit source]

  • Lead actor Stephen Geoffreys is best known for playing the character of "Evil" Ed Thompson in the 1985 horror/comedy Fright Night. After shooting this movie, he then went on to appear in a string of hardcore gay porn films. People gotta make a living, right?
  • In the horror genre, actor Robert Picardo is best known for playing werewolf serial killer Eddie Quist in The Howling. He will later go on to play the Emergency Medical Hologram on the science fiction TV series Star Trek: Voyager.

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