Wednesday, March 13, 2013

976-EVIL (1988)

Poor Hoax is bulled by his ultra religious mother at home and by the kids at school who give him swirlies in the restroom. And let's face it, he's going to be a target since his name is Hoax, which is just terrible.

Hoax looks up to his older cool cousin Spike, who lives in an apartment over the garage.  Spike rides a motorcycle and his bad boy persona brings him luck with the ladies.  Plus he can make the bullies leave Hoax alone.  Why is this reminding me of Fonzie?

When Hoax snoops through Spike's room, he finds a flyer which advertising a phone line to get your Horrorscope.  Hoax decides to call but the recordings on the phone line are kind of dark.  Unlike Spike, who took the calls with a grain of salt, Hoax starts considering the advice he receives.

It makes prefect sense when you figure Spike is cool and dating girls, while Hoax is crying and being bullied by his mother and the world in general.  So there's nothing left to do but that Satanic ritual the phone line suggested. Uh oh, this doesn't bode well for anyone.

I thought this would be better than it was.  It's got Stephen Geoffries from Fright Night as lead Hoax, it's from the 1980s, and it name drops Robert Englund as director. I like Geoffries odd delivery in Fright Night, and he's got the same thing going on here.

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