The movie Evilspeak (1981) is an American horror film directed by Eric Weston and co-written by Weston and Joseph Garofalo. The film stars Clint Howard as Stanley Coopersmith, an outcast cadet at a military academy who faces torment from his peers and superiors.
Stanley’s life takes a dark turn when he discovers a book of black mass that once belonged to the evil medieval Father Esteban. Using his computer skills, Stanley taps into a way to summon demons and cast spells to seek revenge on those who have mistreated him.
As Stanley delves deeper into the dark arts, he becomes consumed by his newfound powers.
Evilspeak was released on August 22, 1981, in Japan and on February 26, 1982, in the United States. The film gained notoriety in the UK and was classified as a “video nasty” due to its violent content and depiction of Satanism. It remained banned for several years under the Video Recordings Act 1984.
- Clint Howard as Stanley Coopersmith
- R.G. Armstrong as Sarge
- Joe Cortese as Father Esteban
– Evilspeak (1981) is often compared to the film “Carrie” due to its similar themes of an outcast seeking revenge through supernatural means.
– The film gained a cult following over the years..
– The movie’s gory climax and themes of Satanism contributed to its classification as a “video nasty” in the UK.