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The film was bashed by critics upon release because of the disturbing scene where a young boy is forced to strip. In a 2004 Entertainment Weekly article author Stephen King cited the movie while addressing issues of censorship. King said had The Possession of Joel Delaney been released today it would be rated NC-17 for that scene alone. See more »
The Possession of Joel Delaney is from an era of filmmaking that cannot be done today. There is a certain casualness in the acting and filming that is strictly a product of 1970's films. Yes, there are moments that seem slightly unpolished which is exactly what makes some of these films from that era so interesting.
This film is a perfect example of a type of film that Hollywood can longer produce.
Norah Benson is a society lady in New York amongst the upper middle class and attends parties with pretentious people. However, one of these socialites is a friend who tries to help her brother who may be possessed by a serial killer.
The acting is excellent by everyone. Everyone looks good without being too perfect. But the atmosphere in the scenes, the believable characters are what make the film. You really feel that these people are their characters. The tension in the end keeps you on the edge of your seat. Don't miss this.
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