The Evictors is a competent if minor film. Charles B. Pierce generates a reasonable degree of tension in the flashbacks. These occasionally touch on something nasty like one scene where victims are burnt alive in a shed. Pierce also does a convincing job of creating the atmosphere of a 1940s Louisiana small town.
Like Pierces other ventures into genre territory, he claims that the film is based on a real story, although the opening credits note that it has been changed and fictionalised in its essential details. This is similar to a number of 1970s films The Last House on the Left (1972), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) that made up spurious claims to being based on fact. Certainly, the story seems privy to motivation from the killers that could only be speculative. This is not well explored and the film goes out on a coda that suggests that the house is now haunted.
The Evictors toplines Vic Morrow, although in actuality Morrow only has a lightweight supporting role as the realtor. The show belongs to the great and underrated Jessica Harper The Phantom of the Paradise (1974), Suspiria (1977) and Shock Treatment (1981) an actress who always seemed like she could be the nicer twin sister of Barbara Steele.
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