976-EVIL II (1991)
976-EVIL 2: The Astral Factor
Nomination Year: 2001
SYNOPSIS: At a small Californian community college, co-eds are getting murdered at an alarming rate. The prime suspect is the dean, but the slayings continue even when he's placed behind bars. The reason is that a Satanic 976 "Horrorscope" hotline has given him the power to astrally project. A gorgeous blonde named Robin is caught up in the plot when approached by a wandering occult biker named Spike. She and Spike are the only ones who know the truth, and they must kill the killer, or be killed themselves.
- Deus Ex Machina
Punched by an Angel
I don't even know why she's looking for Spike here at these cliffs, he's supposed to be on a highway miles away. Suddenly Grubeck's got her! Just as suddenly, Spike shows up and saves the day! Well, at least we thought it was Spike. It's really Spike's "ghost" or "angel" or whatever, not that we care. Clip leads up to the ending.
- Best One-Liner
It's a Zombieful Death
She's taken in to the TV, into a zombie version of "It's a Wonderful Life." "Every time you hear a bell, a zombie takes a soul to Hell!" Zuzu kills her.
- Acting Appropriately Stupid
Hello? Anybody Home?
Okay. You're not supposed to be in that office, you sneak around furtively. You know that the villain is a Satanic phone line. The phone rings with an eerie echoing sort of sound. What do you do? Hello?
- Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame Patrick O'Bryan René Assa Debbie James Brigitte Nielsen Was Red Sonja; Stallone's ex Philip McKeon George Flower quite possibly appeared in more Smithee films than anyone else, ever ... also wrote The Bikini Carwash Company Deborah Dutch Rod McCary
Director Claim to Fame Jim Wynorski director of such films as Alabama Jones and the Busty Crusade, and the Bare Wench Project series, he also finds time to direct more mainstream fare ... such as this one
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