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The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972)

 -  Drama | Horror | Thriller  -  24 May 1972 (USA)
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A woman begins to suspect that her brother is possessed by a voodoo spirit.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Norah Benson
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Joel Delaney
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Peter Benson
Lisa Kohane ...
Carrie Benson
Lovelady Powell ...
Erika
Barbara Trentham ...
Sherry
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Veronica
Edmundo Rivera Álvarez ...
Don Pedro (as Edmundo Rivera Alvarez)
Teodorina Bello ...
Mrs. Perez
Robert Burr ...
Ted Benson
Ernesto Gonzalez ...
Young Man at Seance
Peter Turgeon ...
Detective Brady
William Hawley
Aukie Herger ...
Mr. Perez
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Charles (as Earl Hyman)
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A woman begins to suspect that her brother is possessed by a voodoo spirit.

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If you believe, no explanation is necessary. If you don't believe, no explanation is possible.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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24 May 1972 (USA)  »

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A Obsessão de Joel Delaney  »

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An effectively done spiritual thriller
25 January 2000 | by (Bronx, New York City.) – See all my reviews

This is a sharp supernatural thriller worth seeking out. The pace may be a little slow for some, but those who are patient will be pleased with the use of their virtue. Shirley MacLaine plays a Manhattan socialite who realizes that her brother has in some way changed. For example he now practices the Santaria religion, he speaks very good Spanish, and his health is not quite the same. MacLaine is then warned that her brother may be slowly becoming possessed by the spirit of a Spanish decapitator. Not knowing what or who to believe, she dives into the world of the Santaria faith in an attempt to get some answers on what is happening to her brother. As time goes on, the danger increases and getting the answers she seeks may prove to be fatal. Director Warris Hussein does a good job in building the suspense for the viewer and creating a frightening atmosphere to those who are not familiar with Santaria. The performances, lead as well as supporting, are first rate especially Perry King (who plays the brother) who is truly frightening towards the film's conclusion. This is very well done, and highly recommended.


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