Evilspeak ★★★½

Hoop-Tober 2021 Entry #20

It’s interesting watching something like EVILSPEAK now, 40 years after its release and in a completely different world where “nerd is the new cool” holds sway and the kind of ruthless bullying we see on display feels even more startling than it must have when it first came out. The movie tries to embodies a bunch of different trends at the time, including satanic worship and computers to invoke the Devil. Toss in a great Clint Howard performance and you have yourself a fine horror flick that fleshes out its nerdy protagonist and offers a little more than the standard power grab motif.

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