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
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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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21 January 1972 (USA)  »

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A Força do Mal  »

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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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Irene: Apples come in chocolate brown, mmm-mm, they're wonderful. Apples come in taffy gold, mmm-mm, they're scrumptious!
Paul Worden: Er, honey, you're giving out a little too much rock sound. Make it sweet. Remember, this is the girl next door with freckles.
Irene: [an African-American] Freckles?
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APPLE BAR CANDY SONG
by Charlie Marie Gordon
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Scared the crap out of me at 10 years old
15 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Me and my dad watched this late one night.

So scary to a little kid.

I am still afraid of older homemade canned goods -- especially in a basement or a seldom used pantry.

Jeez, it really frightened me, especially the "eyes".

Was it a reflection?

I didn't know that Speielberg did this until just now.

....waaaahhhh..... are those your canned tomatoes...? Or a terminated fetus...? Or a little bit of both....? So scary.

Ewwww.

Time to visit the pantry...


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