Legacy of Evil

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"The devil made him do it..."
  • 1995
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 5.0  (210)

Legacy of Evil is a suspenseful thriller film that first premiered in 1995, directed by Rockne S. O'Bannon. The movie stars an ensemble cast including Phylicia Rashad, Stephen Lang, and Sheila McCarthy. This film is set in the sleepy town of Knolls, located in the United States of America. The plot of Legacy of Evil centers on Janet (Sheila McCarthy), who is an isolated spinster living in the town of Knolls. Her only source of companionship is her older sister, Edie (Phylicia Rashad), who is bedridden and reliant on medication to manage a chronic illness. Despite her limitations, Edie is aware of everything that goes on in the house, through the use of CCTV and audio devices which she has set up secretly. Edie becomes increasingly suspicious of the neighbors, who she believes are involved in nefarious activities. One night, when Janet is out of the house, Edie passes away, and Janet becomes the sole beneficiary of her estate. Soon after, strange things start happening around the house, and Janet becomes consumed by paranoia and fear.

Stephen Lang plays the role of Jack, a private investigator hired by Janet to investigate her sister's death. Jack has a mysterious past and conceals secrets that he doesn't want to be revealed. Jack is methodical in his investigation, but he also has ulterior motives that are not made clear until later in the film.

As Jack looks into Edie's death, he uncovers a web of secrets and clandestine activities that the residents of Knolls have been involved in. As he delves further into the investigation, Jack also develops an interest in Janet that goes beyond his professional duties. Janet, however, is increasingly convinced that Jack is in cahoots with the suspects and that he is trying to take advantage of her vulnerable state.

The plot of Legacy of Evil is full of twists and turns, and the tension builds up throughout the film, with each revelation causing the audience to question everything they thought they knew about the characters. The movie culminates in a climactic and dramatic ending that ties up all the loose ends of the plot. The performances by the cast are excellent, with each actor delivering nuanced performances that portray the complexity of their characters.

Rockne S. O'Bannon's direction is impeccable, with the film's visuals and pacing perfectly complementing the story. The cinematography captures the isolated and dark nature of Knolls and creates an unsettling atmosphere that underscores the film's suspenseful plot.

In conclusion, Legacy of Evil is a well-crafted suspense thriller that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats until the very end. The movie is an excellent example of the genre, with an engaging plot, memorable characters, and exceptional performances by the cast. It's a must-watch for fans of suspenseful thrillers and anyone who enjoys a well-crafted mystery.

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    1 hr 31 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.0  (210)