976-EVIL (USA, 1988) - Color, Director(s): Robert Englund
MPAA Rating: R
Approx. 92 min.
Z-rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars for entertaining '80s schlock
Cheese Factor: 3 out of 5 stars filled with signature '80s cheese
Yes, you read that right. This movie is directed by Robert Englund, better known to most people as Freddy Krueger. What's more, this movie stars "Evil" Ed from the original Fright Night!!! How can you go wrong with this winning combination? The movie starts out interestingly enough, a mysterious person is seemingly haunted by ringing phones. Looks like he's trying to get away from them but reluctantly takes a call in a phone booth. After he steps in and answers the phone, KABOOM!!! The phone booth inexplicable explodes and you see his limp, burning body carried away by the force of the explosion. We've got the beginning to Englund's first time in the director's chair.
Nudity: There's a bit when the older cousin is having sex with some chick but not much else.
Gore: Some gore but not as much as some slashers.
Awesome: Very. Lots of fun, '80s film. Outrageous in all the best ways. I wish they would remake this with people who understand the kind of humor.