PLOT: An evil hotline helps a murderous teacher stalk and kill his prey.
Why yes, I did watch the sequel to 976-Evil before I ever actually watched the first one. Why do you ask?
This one’s a weird one, but entertaining enough. It seems like it knows its budget limitations and doesn’t overextend itself too much. Everything here is a little tongue-in-cheek, and it’s fun enough that the 90 minutes goes by rather quick. Best of all, this one felt pretty self-contained, so it didn’t feel like I missed anything by checking this one out first.
Mr. Grubeck is a teacher, and the prime suspect in a murder that takes place in a school. While he waits in a jail cell, he is able to manifest himself in other locations thanks to an evil 900 number. It’s up to Spike from the original film, to put a stop to it.
More or less, I think that’s what you can describe what transpires in this movie; it’s kind of an odd, nonsensical plot, but that’s more or less what happens. This kind of weird premise lends itself to inventive kills, and this one has some pretty decent ones. There’s a whole scene that takes place in the middle of the final scene from It’s a Wonderful Life and it’s a pretty seamless effect, especially for a low budget movie such as this.
I don’t really have much to say about this one. It’s odd, but kind of entertaining. It’s not that memorable, save from a couple of set pieces here and there, but I didn’t dislike my time with it.
Overall Rating: 6 out of 10