EVILS OF THE NIGHT (1985) Reviews of sleazy sci-fi horror

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‘Alien vampires in search of teenage blood!’
Evils of the Night is a 1985 American science fiction horror film directed by Mardi Rustam from a screenplay co-written with Philip Dennis Connors.

Previously, Rustam had executive produced Al Adamson’s Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971), written and produced Psychic Killer (1975) and the Tobe Hooper-directed Eaten Alive (1976). In 1987, he filmed additional scenes for Doctor Shagetz (1973) and released the results on VHS as Evil Town.


The movie stars Aldo Ray (Bog; Biohazard; Star Slammer), Neville Brand (Eaten Alive), Tina Louise, John Carradine, Julie Newmar, Karrie Emerson, Bridget Holloman, David Hawk, G.T. Taylor, Keith Fisher, Tony O’Dell and Dawn Wildsmith.

Vampire aliens Doctor Kozmar (John Carradine), Doctor Zarma (Julie Newmar) and Cora (Tina Louise) recruit two dim-witted mechanics (Aldo Ray and Neville Brand) to abduct teenagers living in a college town and bring them to a rural hospital. There, the aliens drain them of their blood, which they need to stay young…



” …John Carradine [is] relegated to a few moments of utter embarrassment as he mumbles indecipherable dialogue while rocking a wrinkly dime-store spacesuit. The rest of the shenanigans follow the usual slasher mold, making the second half of the flick seem a bit uninspired compared to the unending fury of wild moments that precede it. Also worthy of mention is the wretched ’80s soundtrack that goes by the credo of the more echo, the better!” AllMovie

“The feeble, slurring Carradine is often unintelligible in his few scenes (though it’s still always nice to see him) while 60s TV icons Louise (“Ginger Grant”) and Newmar (“Catwoman”) aren’t given much more to do but at least look pretty good, especially considering they were both 50 when this was shot. Best of the lot are Ray and (especially) Brand as the sleazy mechanics.” The Bloody Pit of Horror


“Two of the kids are named Ron and Nancy, which is cute, but that’s it for this stinker. There may possibly be a very few that think that this film goes from so bad it’s not even so-bad-it’s-good to even-worse-and-therefore-better – that’s not an argument I’d make.” Down Among the “Z” Movies

“The premise of aliens needing teenagers for experimentation/blood sounds fun enough, but that significant plot development doesn’t happen for a while, as the first fifteen minutes is spent on tons of “teens” (who look like they’re in their thirties) hooking up nonstop, and when I say hook up, I mean hook up…” Icons of Fright


“It’s such a dull movie considering the premise, and it’s a shame that there isn’t enough gore to sustain the proceedings at least. Still, the loopy climax is actually worthwhile, as it features a goofy combination of deus ex machina and obvious ADR work that allows the film to limp to the finish line with a little bit of decency intact.” Oh, the Horror!


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