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The Force of Evil (1977)

TV Movie  -   -  Thriller  -  13 March 1977 (USA)
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A murderer on parole victimizes a family against whom he holds a grudge.

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Dr. Yale Carrington
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Maggie Carrington
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Cindy Carrington
William Watson ...
Teddy Jakes
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William Kirby Cullen ...
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A murderer on parole victimizes a family against whom he holds a grudge.

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This originally was an episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1977). The first 3 or 4 minutes of the TV episode version was uploaded to YouTube. See more »

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very good thriller
3 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was actually a pilot for the short lived, but very effective "Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected." It's sad that no one seems to rebroadcast this series. William Conrad provided the narration for the movie pilot and the series. The series had one of the creepiest and visually scary introductions that I ever have seen. It puts you in mind of the intro for the 80s version of the Twilight Zone series.

You could pretty much sum this movie up as a supernatural version of Cape Fear. The actor who played the angry ex-con was an effective character actor who did a lot of work during the 70s. He showed up a lot on shows such as Cannon as a heavy. Bridges and the rest of the cast do good jobs as the family living in fear of this man with a serious grudge. I hope Sci-Fi or someone will reshow both this movie and the series.


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