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Fear No Evil (1981)


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Commentary 1: Screenwriter/director Frank LaLoggia and director of photography Frederic Goodich Rating:9.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by frankasu03 on July 23rd, 2015:Find all reviews by frankasu03
A very congenial rapport between LaLoggia and his DP Goodich. Frank really channels the enthusiasm he once had as a 24-year old making his first feature. With locations like the foreboding "Boldt Castle," and terrific work by Goodich, these two pulled off a very high quality product. Goodich makes the technical details very understandable, and explains the process to creating that specific "gothic" look popularized in "Hammer Horror" films. Two anecdotes alone set this track in film lore. One involving the screening process "Fear" experienced before the mini-major studio known as "AVCO Embassy." Complete silence throughout, until the "living dead" show up in the 3rd act. As said by Bob Rehme (head of "AVCO"): "I can sell this."
The 2nd involves Sam Raimi (as "Fear No Evil" shared an editor with the "Evil Dead.") The fact that "Fear No Evil" served as both a passion project, and indirectly tied into the world of genre filmmaking (including a connection to the Coen Bros), there is much fodder for discussion. Thankfully, the duo in this track do not disappoint. 9/10