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Unknown Powers (1978)

PG | | Documentary, Drama, Mystery
A documentary--actually three episodes of a canceled TV series--examining various phenomena, including ESP, psychic surgery and past-life hypnosis.

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A documentary--actually three episodes of a canceled TV series--examining various phenomena, including ESP, psychic surgery and past-life hypnosis.

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On November 18, 1978 in Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones and 911 of his followers committed mass suicide and murder. See more »

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Referenced in The Big Box: Don't Open the Door (2010) See more »

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An interesting movie about the supernatural from the 70's
9 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

Unknown powers is an interesting documentary from 1978. As expected, the quality is quite dated. Various older movie stars from the 70's host a variety of short stories on a variety of elements of the supernatural, everything from faith operations in the Phillipines (which has now been debunked) to ghostly apparitions found in the old prisons of the Civil War.

There's an interesting segment on Jim Jones as a faith healer from San Francisco, who migrated and built his own town and named it Jonestown. Times were different then, less cynicism, more interest in exploring the spirital in church led to many poor desperate people latching on to scheisters like Jim Jones, who took all their money for himself,slept with all the women, then had them all murdered before he committed suicide.

The movie does have some real cheesy parts to it, but some actual footage of some of the stories and the scary background music put a good spook in you. This movie would be a pleasant distraction for a rainy afternoon, watch it to see what spiritual documentaries were like in the 70's.


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