A free full Movie of the Day is posted every weekday on the JoBlo Movies YouTube channel, but on Fridays things get a little weirder and funnier. Start your weekend off the right way by enjoying scary friday nights! Every Friday, we’ll take a look at another genre film that you can watch in its entirety, free of charge, either on the YouTube channel linked above or in the video embedded here.
Don’t you love it when a movie gets straight to the point? That’s certainly what this week’s Friday Fright Nights feature does. The film is writer-director Daniel Florenzano’s 2018 feature film debut. evil rises, and as soon as it starts, a couple attending a beach party is already unearthing a mysterious ancient statue. And thanks to the fact that one of his friends attended a seminar on this sort of thing a couple of months earlier, we have all the information we need to know about the statue just minutes after the movie. That means we’re free to simply watch as the partygoers decide to handle their discovery in the worst way possible…a decision that causes most of them to disappear by the time the opening credits roll. Now that’s one way to start a movie!
The surviving partygoers are then tasked with killing sixty-six people in six days so their evil new master can wreak havoc. It’s a nice, simple story for a novice writer/director to bring to the screen, and Florenzano definitely brought a unique twist to the way he tells the story. I don’t think any other filmmaker would have written this story, its characters, or its dialogue in a way that came close to how Florenzano did.
evil rises has the following official synopsis:
A group of young friends discover an ancient statue that releases an evil spirit that enslaves them to collect human blood so the evil spirit can come back to life and rule the world. It’s up to a detective, a priest, and a pizza man to infiltrate the group’s sinister compound to drive the evil spirit from Earth before it’s too late.
The film stars Bailey La Flam, Michael Glauser and Julian De La Mora as the blood-collecting servants of the evil spirit, played by Erik Cram. As detective we have Joe Paulson, with Ed Hollingsworth as the priest and Alec Lobato as Chazz, the pizza man. Viewers can also see adult actress Angel Cassidy along the way.
Sadly, Hollingsworth passed away in 2020 at the age of 72, after amassing nine on-screen acting credits in the last few years of his life. If you want to look up Hollingsworth’s other screen performances, you can find him playing Dr. James O’Hara in an episode of The Golden Age: Heroes of Mena butler in dream hotelTravis Bentley in the police thriller Coalan older father in the short film A son never forgetsAlbert on the TV show The promised landa lieutenant in the short film the day i woke upand Vagabond #3 in a TV movie called arrangement for children.
so take a look evil rises – after all, it’s free! Check out the late Ed Hollingsworth’s performance in this goofy scary movie, which is still Florenzano’s only feature film at the moment, but IMDb promises us another Florenzano horror movie called Sold out It is on the way. Then share her thoughts on the movie by leaving a comment below or above on YouTube.