The Evil (1977)

35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Gus Trikonis.

Plot Summary

A doctor buys a run down Civil War era mansion intending to renovate it but finds that it's haunted.


Directed by: Gus Trikonis
© 1977 Rangoon Productions
A Rangoon production
Executive Producers: Paul A. Joseph, Malcolm Levinthal
Produced by: Ed Carlin
Screenplay by: Donald G. Thompson
Director of Photography: Mario Di Leo
Film Editor: Jack Kirschner
Music by: Johnny Harris
Sound Mixer: Bill Kaplan Jr
Wardrobe Coordinator: Barbara Andrews
Make-Up: Lynne Brooks
Prosthetic Make-Up: Jack Young
Special Effects: Hollywood Mobile Systems
Art Director: Peter Jamison

Richard Crenna (C.J.)
Joanna Pettet (Caroline)
Andrew Prine (Raymond)
Cassie Yates (Mary)
George O'Hanlon Jr (Pete)
Lynne Moody (Felicia)
Mary Louise Weller (Laurie)
George Viharo (Dwight)
Victor Buono (Devil)
Milton Selzer (realtor)
Ed Bakey (Sam)
Galen Thompson (Vargas)
Emory Souza (demon)

Alternative Titles

Le couloir de la mort – French title
Cry Demon
Djävulen slår till – Swedish title
El enigma de la mansión siniestra– Colombian title
The Evil Below – UK video title
Evil, The – Die Macht des Bösen – West German title
L'Héritage des Vargas – French Canadian title
House of Evil – US laserdisc title
Maleficul – Romania title
Ondskan – Swedish title
Pahuus – Finnish title
El poder de Satanás – Spanish video title
Profecía diabólica – Spanish title
Le radici della paura – Italian title
Zlo – Polish title
Zlovesce sile – Slovenian title

Extracts included in
42nd Street Forever: Blu-ray Edition (2012)
42nd Street Forever, Volume 2: The Deuce (2006)
Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 1 (1996)
Fantastic Fantasy Fright-o-Rama Show Vol. 1 (1996)



  • Cinefantastique vol.7 no.2 (Summer 1978) p.32
  • Film Bulletin vol.47 no.4/5 (April/May 1978) – review
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.242 no.18 (16 July 1976) p.24
  • Screen International no.90 (4 June 1977) p.10 – credits
  • Variety 29 March 1978 p.28


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.328
  • The Devil on Screen: Feature Films Worldwide, 1913 Through 2000 by Charles P. Mitchell pp.115-117
  • Ghosts and Angels in Hollywood Films by James Robert Parish p.90 – credits
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.123
  • Nightmare USA by Stephen Thrower pp.450; 516 – illustrated credits, review; note
  • The World of Fantasy Films by Richard Myers p.51