976-EVIL II Movie Review

Horror
Release: 1992, Rating: R, Run time: 93 min.

It’s been awhile since I’ve seen a movie where I don’t really remember what happened come the end, as I drifted off into another world, that was far more exciting than 976-EVIL II was providing me. It’s a movie full of bad acting, bad story and cheap special effects. So, in regards to that, how does it compare to the first? Read on to find out…

Short nitty-gritty plot description from IMDb is as follows: A seemingly harmless telephone service endows an evil teacher with powers from beyond the grave
 

Spike (Patrick O’Bryan) about to hit on the hot girl, Robin (Debbie James) in the diner.

976-EVIL II takes place sometime after the first one, with returning character Spike, played once again by Patrick O’Bryan, roaming the roads on his bike and avoiding the constant ringing phone of the Horrorscope evil. Meanwhile, some strange stuff is happening in a small Californian College town, as university girls are getting killed off and the likely suspect is the University Dean, Prof. Grubeck (René Assa), who also has a bad habit of relying on the 976-EVIL number for his power. Yes, once again, another victim’s soul is taken by the mysterious demon beyond the veil and do we actually get to find out what exactly is doing all this black magic? No, no we don’t, instead we get nothing, but me almost falling asleep near the end.

976-EVIL II has one good scene in the movie, which has to do with combining Night of the Living Dead and It’s a Wonderful Life. In fact, I think this might be the only reason to watch this movie, so I’m just going to post the video below for you to decide if you want to check it out and save yourself 93 minutes. You’re welcome.

So, now that I’ve spoiled one of the only good things in the movie, what else is there to talk about? Well, not much really. The movie is fairly forgettable, with some cheap special effects, a muddled plot and an ending that is just stupid beyond words. It’s just a really bad ending, that feels like maybe they saw the movie Intruder one too many times.

Robin (Debbie James) wearing some leftover jeans from the 80s.

976-EVIL II is a movie where you’ll really want to get drunk before putting it in (that’s what she said). It’s probably best to get a big group of friends together and have a laugh at the movie’s expense, as watching it alone, I started to drift off near the end and that’s never a good sign, considering how many bad movies I’ve watched and managed to stay awake through.

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P.S. Jim Wynorski also directed the amazing Chopping Mall, so, I’m not really sure what happened here. Also, keep an eye out for the strange appearance of Brigitte Nielsen, in a small role as Agnes, the weird occult lady, who says Spike looks like a young Freddy Krueger. Yeah…

I've been watching horror movies since I was three. In hindsight, it probably wasn't a good idea.

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