An unfocused slice of American gothic, "The Evictors" tries to wed house-with-a-secret hijinks and slasher movie tropes against an unconvincing 1940s backdrop. This attempt is mostly unsuccessful as the film has little narrative heft and even less spirit.
The film follows a couple who has moved into an old farmhouse. Thanks to a series of sepia-toned flashbacks, the audience is informed that bad things have happened in said house and may continue to happen. The bad things do, indeed, continue, but, aside from curiosity generated over learning the source of the aforementioned bad things, nothing compelling is ever sparked.
"The Evictors" is dull and lifeless, relying far too much on its soundtrack to build atmosphere and tension. There is nothing remarkable about the film, save for a few effective point-of-view shots. Unfortunately, these shots are wasted, and the film never winds itself tightly enough to be interesting.