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Something Evil (1972)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  Horror  |  21 January 1972 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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21 January 1972 (USA)  »

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A Presença 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 »

Quotes

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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Worth a look.. IF you can find a copy.
27 November 2003 | by (Quebeck Tennessee) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this movie as a child and it scared the crap out of me.

For years I couldn't look in a dark window without seeing those glowing yellow eyes. After I became an adult I waited patiently for years for this movie to show up on late night TV so I could watch it again and see what scared me so much. It never happened, the movie seemed to have disappeared from the face of the planet. A few weeks ago I ran across a pirated copy of this movie and bought it, My wife still can't understand why I paid almost 30 dollars for a old VHS tape. We watched it last night and of course it was no where near as scary now as it seemed to an 8 year old almost 32 years ago. That being said, I found it to be quite a watchable movie that held my interest despite moving a somewhat slow pace. And the twist at the end caught me totally off guard. Overall I would give this movie a thumbs up especially when comparing it to other movies of its genre and era. If you run across a copy have a look.


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