“After all, you’re his father! If it wasn’t for you, that little pecker wouldn’t be here anyway.” That’s a heck of a thing to say to the devil’s father. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr – as they try their best to decipher the story of Lucifer’s newest incarnation battling three archangels in Fear No Evil (1981).
Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 242 – Fear No Evil (1981)
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A high school student turns out to be the personification of Lucifer. Two arch angels in the form of human women take him on.
- Writer/Director: Frank LaLoggia
- Cinematographer: Fred Goodich
- Assistant Editor: Joel Coen
- Makeup Artist: Richard Jay Silverthorn
- Special Effects: John Eggett (special effects coordinator/special photographic effects)
- Visual Effects:
- Selected Cast:
- Stefan Arngrim as Andrew Williams
- Elizabeth Hoffman as Mikhail / Margaret Buchanan
- Kathleen Rowe McAllen as Gabrielle / Julie
- Frank Birney as Father Daly
- Daniel Eden as Tony
- John Holland as Rafael / Father Damon
- Barry Cooper as Mr. Williams
- Alice Sachs as Mrs. Williams
- Paul Haber as Mark
- Roslyn Gugino as Marie
- Richard Jay Silverthorn as Lucifer
Fear No Evil (1981) is directed by Frank LaLoggia (The Lady in White, 1988) stars Stefan Arngrim as high-schooler Andrew Williams and the Lucifer. The film won the 1981 Saturn Award for Best Low-Budget Film, but does the film hold up today? Jeff, Crystal, and Bill will let you know if it does… or not. Regardless, the music is top notch and includes “Psycho Killer” performed by Talking Heads, “I Don’t Like Mondays” performed by The Boomtown Rats, and “Blitzkrieg Bop” performed by the Ramones.
At the time of this writing, Fear No Evil is available for streaming from Shudder, AMC+, ShoutTV, Freevee, and Plex, as well as PPV from multiple sources. It is also available on physical media as a Blu-ray disk from Shout! Factory.
Every two weeks, Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1980s podcast will cover another horror film from the 1980s. The next episode’s film, chosen by Crystal, will be Witchboard (1986), featuring Tawny Kitaen. You can expect that to be a fun ride!
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