Evilspeak is a cautionary tale about what can happen when you let nerds go on the computer. Just as Adam and Eve bit the apple from the Tree of Knowledge, the piggish Stanley Coopersmith uses an Apple II to summon the Devil and his dark arts, wielding his newfound computer sorcery to wreak unholy, Carrie-style against his bullies at a West Coast military academy. That the Satanic powers are discovered and most acutely felt in the cellar of a chapel at a military academy in California, the supreme locus of dark forces in the modern age, is perhaps a case of accidental profundity on the part of the filmmakers. Either way, Evilspeak is a truly, effectively sinister picture, and illustrates just how demon-haunted our world is, whether by grimoire or computer


— J Everett is the editor and publisher of APOCALYPSE CONFIDENTIAL

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