976-EVIL is available on Blu-ray now for the first time. It was released in 1988 and was directed by Robert Englund (Nightmare On Elm Street and lots of other horror movies). If you like really cheesy movies with bad acting and dialogue this one is for you (and that’s how I like them).
The story centers on two cousins Spike (Patrick O’Bryan) the bad boy and Hoax (Stephen Geoffreys) who’s a nerd, who live with his mother Lucy (Sandy Dennis who’s a riot in this role) a religious, over-bearing woman. Spike looks after his cousin from getting picked on or beaten up.
They both come across a phone line (remember how big phone lines were in the 80’s and early 90’s) 976-evil. It’s just considered a novelty line. In reality it’s Satan’s line and he controls you when you call. Spike gives up on it but Satan is able to take over Hoax. Soon Hoax becomes evil and kills people and has a final showdown with Spike.
The release comes with the following extras:
* ALL-NEW: Commentary with Director Robert Englund and Set Decorator Nancy Booth Englund
* Alternate home video version of the film with 12 extra minutes of footage