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4.0 out of 5 stars Evilspeak.
By the way, in case anyone was wondering. This version by Anchor bay is uncut with all the gore left in tact. Evilspeak was a pretty decent 80's horror flick although I do think it was flawed, but I still enjoyed it. Clint Howard (Ron Howard's brother) is an orphan who attends a prestigious military school. Most of the kids hate his guts and they spend most of their days...
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3.0 out of 5 stars When will they ever learn? Never pick on the nerdy kid...
This film made it onto the DPP's notorious list of banned films in the early 1980s. It was re-released some years later on video but in a heavily-cut version. Now horror fans can watch this film uncut thanks to Anchor Bay.

The film itself contains many of the `80s horror movie clichés - the nerdy kid who is always getting picked on, the naked girl in...
Published on 23 May 2007 by Jeremy W. Newbould


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars When will they ever learn? Never pick on the nerdy kid..., 23 May 2007
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This review is from: Evilspeak [1981] [DVD] (DVD)
This film made it onto the DPP's notorious list of banned films in the early 1980s. It was re-released some years later on video but in a heavily-cut version. Now horror fans can watch this film uncut thanks to Anchor Bay.

The film itself contains many of the `80s horror movie clichés - the nerdy kid who is always getting picked on, the naked girl in the shower, lots of daft plot elements that make no sense (how does he get all that computer equipment down to the basement single-handedly?) and masses of gruesome and over-the-top violence and gore.

The plot is fairly simple - an orphaned nerdy kid (played by `Gentle Ben' star Clint Howard - the brother of Ron Howard) plots revenge on his tormentors at a military school by using a computer to summon up the ancient spirit of a Satanist (I always knew computers could be dangerous). When the computer screen displays the message "Data incomplete... human blood required" you just know that there is lots of bloody carnage in store.

This film in its uncut form certainly does not disappoint on the gore front, particularly during the spectacular blood-drenched climax when Clint goes on the rampage with a huge broadsword. There is also a memorable scene where the aforementioned girl in the shower is attacked and eaten by a herd of ravenous wild boar! With this double-disc package you get two versions of this film but most horror fans will just really be interested in the uncut version. If you have not seen it, this is definitely worth checking out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Evilspeak., 19 April 2014
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By the way, in case anyone was wondering. This version by Anchor bay is uncut with all the gore left in tact. Evilspeak was a pretty decent 80's horror flick although I do think it was flawed, but I still enjoyed it. Clint Howard (Ron Howard's brother) is an orphan who attends a prestigious military school. Most of the kids hate his guts and they spend most of their days bullying him. Clint then gets a job cleaning up an old church and one day, he finds a book of black magic in the basement. He uses his computer to translate the book’s passages and before you know it; his computer is possessed by the spirit of an evil Satanist (Richard Moll). Pretty soon, the spirit takes over Clint’s body and gives him to power to get back at all the people that tormented him. I liked the location of this movie. The military school setting definitely gave the flick an Omen 2 kind of vibe. And Clint Howard is pretty good as the goofball loser who embraces the dark side to get revenge. The gore is pretty good too as there are several decapitations, a head twisted all the way around, and a hilarious scene where a naked woman gets eaten by pigs in her bathtub. It’s a bit sillier than most, and suffers from a really slow start, which doesn’t help. Plus, the stuff with the demonic computer is just too goofy for words, but if you can get past this then you'll enjoy this obscure and entertaining horror flick.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An entertaining uncut video nasty., 16 Nov. 2011
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Richwicz "Vampix" (Chelmsford, Essex, UK) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Evilspeak [1981] [DVD] (DVD)
Evilspeak made it onto the official video nasty list, but in all honesty, even completely uncut, it's pretty tame stuff. If you want the full uncut version get the DVD released by Anchor Bay. It's an entertaining 80s splatter flick about a young guy (Clint Howard) who's constantly bullied by his classmates and the staff at the military school where he's staying. One day, while cleaning the school basement he finds a dusty old book which opens a world of black magic up to him. Using the book and a computer he exacts his revenge on the school bullies who have made his life a misery, becoming possessed by the spirit of the satanist who originally wrote the book. There's some nice gory deaths towards the end of the movie including - attacks by flesh-eating pigs, beheadings, heart-ripping, etc. I'd certainly say it's one of the better video nasties.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Evil-Speak, Pigs & Books, a real mixture of violence, 8 Mar. 2015
This review is from: Evilspeak [1981] [DVD] (DVD)
Stanley a cadet at a military school is being bullied and tormented by his fellow cadets. He then finds a book and in reading it finds out that he can with the help of his computer summon up evil spirits to exact his bloody revenge against his tormentors.

Evilspeak is in some ways quite a strange film, the first hour or so is nothing but a long set up and a lot of talk in fact apart from the pig scene I found it a little boring, the last 30 mins or so however speeds up significantly and ramps up the horror so much so it felt like a separate film. The bullying set up part of the story is good but there is just to much of it and goes on to long, performance wise Clint Howard as Stanley makes for quite a good victim who dramatically changes, R.G. Armstrong who plays Sarge is also good, the rest of the cast are also decent. The violence is non existent until the last third of the picture where it becomes very bloody with use of a sword and the said pigs~(the reason it appeared on the video nasty list). The effects are quite good and effective, especially as the victims are almost all male which is unusual for this kinds of thing. While this is never really a scary film although there are a couple of jump scares at points in the film.

The main problem for me is the jarring between the first 60-65 mins and the rest of the picture is just doesn't cohere into one narrative, the pacing is to slow and then suddenly everything just goes along much faster. If the rest of the film was like that it could have been a real horror classic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not very good, 4 Sept. 2013
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it came quite quick in the post and was brand new but film still had best bits cut out of the film was disapointed..
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars CUT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, 15 Dec. 2013
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The film has been hacked to pieces. This edition is just rubbish all of the violence and I mean all of it is gone don't waste your money on this go and find the uncut version witch is a good laugh with plenty of silly violence and bloodshed.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Movie is great, DVD is S***, 18 Oct. 2003
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SiC "siccoyote" (Burton on Trent, Staffs United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Evilspeak [DVD] (DVD)
This DVD has a transfer that is only just better than the early eighties VHS release. The UnCut precert VHS has better picture quality than this release which apart from having the poor picture transfer also has no extras to speak of and the film is cut by almost FOUR MINUTES! The DVD releasing company didn't even try showing an uncut copy of the film to the BBFC to try and get some of the cuts repealed. The artwork on the box is shoddy and cheap and has changed about 3 times, the one on Amazon right now shows a show of the preist which is part of the footage that was cut from the film, it isn't even IN THIS RELEASE! Film 4/5 DVD 0/5
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars nasty?, 13 Sept. 2013
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Having read reviews of films that were once in the 'nasty' category, I was under the impression that this might be one of the ones that had survived the passing of time. Oh no. Weird but not in a good way. Cheesy but in a cheap way. Did I miss the gore because I didn't see anything that might have given the censors sleepless nights. That said, it is fascinating to look back at the technology of the day compared with today's.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Would highly recommend., 7 Mar. 2015
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Has a nostalgic 80's video rental feel to it.
Would highly recommend.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Horror spin on An Officer And A Gentleman, 8 April 2000
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Loud, trashy revenge-of-the-nerd flick featuring Clint Howard, brother of Ron (from Happy Days) and star of TV's Gentle Ben. Plays like a lunatic version of Taps/An Officer And A Gentleman with lashings of grue and quality sfx from people who helped Superman to fly. Leave your brain at the door for this one, and enjoy.
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