28 November 2014

The Evictors (1979)
89 min.
Directed by Charles Pierce.
With Jessica Harper, Vic Morrow, Michael Parks, Sue Ane Langdon, Dennis Fimple, Jimmy Clem, Harry Thomasson, Twyla Taylor, Glen Roberts.
From the director of 1976's The Town that Dreaded Sundown comes this generally competent period horror with a likable cast.

It's 1942: Ben and Ruth Watkins (Parks, Harper) buy a rural Louisiana house only to slowly discover that a string of past owners all met with violent and mysterious ends.

Who could be stalking in and around the couple's new digs...and why?

Harper (of 1977's Suspiria) delivers a nice understated performance in this decent thriller boasting a clever 'evil must carry on' ending.

Too often the beneficiary of rather ho hum reviews, The Evictors may be an acquired taste, but it deserves a watch.

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