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Something Evil (1972)

Unrated | | Horror | TV Movie 21 January 1972
A young couple moves into a farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania. What they don't know is that there is an unseen presence in the house, and that it wants to take possession of the wife.

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Marjorie Worden
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Paul Worden
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Harry Lincoln
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Gehrmann
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Ernest Lincoln
David Knapp ...
John
Laurie Hagen ...
Beth (as Laurie Hagan)
Debbie Lempert ...
Laurie Worden
Sandy Lempert ...
Laurie Worden
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Mr. Schiller
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Irene
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Mr. Hackett
Sheila Bartold ...
Mrs. Hackett
Lois Battle ...
Mrs. Faraday
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Sandy Dennis, Darren McGavin, and their kids move into a possessed Pennsylvania farmhouse occupied by the devil himself, eager to assert his powers on new tenants. This early Steven Speilberg TV movie comes on the heels of his classic "Duel" and shares some similarities with his later production, "Poltergeist". Speilberg's camera trickery makes this entry much better than the usual made-for-TV ghost-story movie at the time and the director even makes a cameo appearance. Written by alfiehitchie

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Director Steven Spielberg puts in an appearance as one of the Worden's party guests, along with Carl Gottlieb and Michael Macready. See more »

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The shadow of the cameraman can be seen on Marjorie's red robe when she walks out to the yard on their first night. See more »

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audition girl: Apples come in taffy gold, mmm-mmm, they're scrump-tu-ous! Scrump... they're... they... mmmm, they... mmmmm.
Paul Worden: Thank you, erm, thank you very much, my dear. We're looking for a singer.
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APPLE BAR CANDY SONG
by Charlie Marie Gordon
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Old Style Creep Show!
27 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My kid sister and I discuss this movie almost every summer around this time. We grew up in Pennsylvnia Dutch Country in the early 1970's. Our environment was very much like that of "Something Evil". To say this made for T.V. fright fest is a family favorite would be incorrect because it was quite disturbing to most of us. Yet, my mom and I would watch it every time it aired! I do recall having nightmares featuring "baby-crys" and visions of horribly beautiful masses swirling in mason jars! I have grown into an adult hardcore horror fan and I expect that this little movie would probably not phase me today. It would however be a joy to watch again and I hope some studio some where will release it in crisp DVD format. If you ever have a chance to see it, savor the flavor!


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