PFF: Yorgos Noussias' EVIL (TO KAKO), w/ Meletis Georgiadis, Pepi Moschovakou, Argiris Thanasoulas,

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Yorgos Noussias' Evil (To kako) is scheduled to have its North American première at the 15th Philadelphia Film Festival (PFF) on April 3rd at 5:00 p.m., and to subsequently be screened there on April 5th at 9:45 p.m. and April 8th at 5:15 p.m.. The movie had its world première at the 11th Athens International Film Festival (AIFF) on September 24th of last year, and - as was reported here on ScreenAnarchy back on November 29th of last year - was screened at the 46th Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF) on November 20th of last year; it's scheduled to receive a general theatrical release in Greece on March 16th.

The screenplay for Evil was written by Noussias. The movie apparently stars Meletis Georgiadis as Meletis, Pepi Moschovakou as Marina, Argiris Thanasoulas (a.k.a. Argyris Thanassoulas) as Argiris, Mary Tsoni as Jenny, Stavroula Thomopoulou as Dimitra, Nikos Sabalis as Andreas, Andreas Kondopoulos as Vakirtzis, and Yannis Katsambas as Jenny's father.

Here's a description of Evil from PFF's 2006 Festival Program Guide: "Greece's first zombie movie, this apocalyptic bloodbath - a veritable low-budget epic - puts its tremendous energy towards creating a crowd-pleasing 'splat-stick' gore comedy.
Reportedly the first zombie movie to emanate from Greece (Euro-horror fans, correct me if I'm mistaken), Evil is less concerned with delivering scares than it is with presenting a rapid-fire series of increasingly over-the-top gross-out gags and gore sequences that place the film in the same camp (in all senses of that term) as the early low-budget splatterfests of Peter Jackson and Sam Raimi. If you're not already a gorehound/horror movie fanatic, then move on. But if you do fall into that category, then 29-year-old writer-director Yorgos Noussias' feature debut will provide you with gratifyingly gruesome entertainment. The plot is typical zombie fare: the plague of walking undead begins, and a group of random strangers in downtown Athens - including a wise-cracking cab driver, a teenaged girl who just lost her parents, a tough-guy soldier, an even tougher young woman, etc. - must band together to combat the flesh-eating hordes. With a minimum of plot and characterization, and a maximum of blood-drenched action, Noussias starts the proceedings off with a bang and then never lets up, providing all the exploding heads, flying intestines, and household object impalements one could desire - and it has a hell of a final shot."

Evil teaser trailer #1 - HQ (downloadable 6.9 MB ZIP file)
Evil teaser trailer #1 (downloadable 1.6 MB WMV file)
Evil teaser trailer #1 (downloadable 1.8 MB MOV file)

Evil teaser trailer #2 - large (downloadable 7.5 MB MOV file)
Evil teaser trailer #2 - small w/ English (downloadable 4.2 MB MOV file)
Evil 6-still set (downloadable 720 KB ZIP file)
Evil official website - English (w/ teaser trailer #2, 2 posters, & 15 stills)

Ekso Productions: Evil official subsite (w/ 4 posters & 19 stills)
TIFF: Evil - English
AIFF: Evil
Variety: Review of Evil

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PlutoNickMarch 11, 2006 11:23 PM

Woohoo. Yes, I am greek and I am proud of this movie.

Although, as compared to other zombie movies, it's rather week, still, I can't but love it.

Hope more similar films get made in my country. I still feel zealous of all those crazy Turkish films of late (GORA, etc) . Wish Greece could make a comeback!