MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 7,674 this week

The Strange and Deadly Occurrence (1974)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Horror  -  24 September 1974 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 116 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 7 critic

A family moves into a new home in an isolated area, and soon realizes that someone--or something--doesn't want them there.

Writers:

(teleplay), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 50 titles
created 21 Mar 2011
 
a list of 300 titles
created 16 Jan 2012
 
a list of 1087 titles
created 02 Feb 2012
 
a list of 1121 titles
created 06 Aug 2012
 
list image
a list of 762 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Strange and Deadly Occurrence (TV Movie 1974)

The Strange and Deadly Occurrence (TV Movie 1974) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Strange and Deadly Occurrence.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Are You in the House Alone? (TV Movie 1978)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Teenage girl is plagued by harassing phone calls. Her fear mounts when she's babysitting at a neighbor's home one evening and the caller rings her at that number.

Director: Walter Grauman
Stars: Kathleen Beller, Blythe Danner, Tony Bill
Crawlspace (TV Movie 1972)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A childless middle-age couple adopt a troubled youth they find living in their crawlspace and attempt to get him to rejoin society with tragic results.

Directors: John Newland, Buzz Kulik
Stars: Arthur Kennedy, Teresa Wright, Tom Happer
Stranger in Our House (TV Movie 1978)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A teenage girl's life is turned upside down after her cousin moves into her house, and as time goes by, she begins to suspect that she may be a practitioner of witchcraft.

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Linda Blair, Lee Purcell, Jeremy Slate
The Spell (TV Movie 1977)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A teenaged girl, taunted by her schoolmates because she's overweight, uses her supernatural powers to take revenge.

Director: Lee Philips
Stars: Lee Grant, Susan Myers, Lelia Goldoni
The Norliss Tapes (TV Movie 1973)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An investigative reporter stumbles onto a group of modern-day vampires.

Director: Dan Curtis
Stars: Roy Thinnes, Don Porter, Angie Dickinson
The Hearse (1980)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Jane Hardy decides to stay the summer in the house her aunt left her when she died, to try and recoup from a bad divorce. Little does she know, her aunt practiced witchcraft and is still ... See full summary »

Director: George Bowers
Stars: Trish Van Devere, Joseph Cotten, David Gautreaux
Terror on the Beach (TV Movie 1973)
Drama | Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A family's outing turns out badly as they are terrorized by a gang of young thugs.

Director: Paul Wendkos
Stars: Dennis Weaver, Estelle Parsons, Kristoffer Tabori
The People (TV Movie 1972)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young woman is assigned to teach school in a secluded valley whose inhabitants appear stern, secretive and anti-pleasure. Following two children who disappear to play in the woods, she ... See full summary »

Director: John Korty
Stars: Kim Darby, William Shatner, Diane Varsi
The Screaming Woman (TV Movie 1972)
Horror | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A wealthy former mental patient goes home to her estate to rest and recuperate. While walking the grounds one day she hears the screams of a woman coming from underneath the ground who has ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Smight
Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Ed Nelson, Laraine Stephens
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After the death of her daughter, Julia Lofting, a wealthy housewife, moves to London to re-start her life. All seems well until she is haunted by the sadness of losing her own child and the ghosts of other children.

Director: Richard Loncraine
Stars: Mia Farrow, Keir Dullea, Tom Conti
Night Slaves (TV Movie 1970)
Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A man and his wife find themselves stranded in a small western town. He discovers that a strange force has turned the residents into zombies, and runs into a beautiful woman who he believes is the key to the mystery.

Director: Ted Post
Stars: James Franciscus, Lee Grant, Scott Marlowe
Sanctuary of Fear (TV Movie 1979)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A Manhattan priest with a penchant for solving crimes goes to the aid of a young actress. She is becoming enmeshed in a series of bizarre incidents she can't explain, and her complaints to the police have gone ignored.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Stars: Barnard Hughes, Michael McGuire, George Hearn
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Michael Rhodes
...
Christine Rhodes
...
Sheriff Berlinger
...
Felix
Dena Dietrich ...
Audrey
Ted Gehring ...
Dr. David Gillgreen
Margaret Willock ...
Melissa Rhodes
James McCallion ...
Ardie Detweiller
Aldine King ...
Rose
John Gruber ...
Deputy
...
Coroner
E.A. Sirianni ...
Dr. Wren
Gene Massey Jr. ...
Exterminator
Bill McKinney ...
Pratt
Edit

Storyline

A family moves into a new home in an isolated area, and soon realizes that someone--or something--doesn't want them there.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 September 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le visiteur de la nuit  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

I remember!
26 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

Yes, I remember this movie because of the headless dummy scene. It scared the c**p out of me too and I would have to rank that up there with the hand coming out of the grave scene from "Carrie" as one of the scariest moments in filmdom (even if this was a Television Movie).


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The ending steven-87
Discuss The Strange and Deadly Occurrence (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?