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The Oracle (1985)

R | | Crime, Horror | May 1985 (USA)
Murder victim's spirit reaches out from beyond the grave in an attempt to possess the body of a young woman who has moved into his old apartment.

Director:

Roberta Findlay

Writers:

R. Allen Leider (screenplay), R. Allen Leider (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Caroline Capers Powers ... Jennifer
Roger Neil Roger Neil ... Ray
Pam La Testa Pam La Testa ... Farkas
Victoria Dryden Victoria Dryden ... Dorothy Graham
Chris Maria De Koron Chris Maria De Koron ... Pappas
Dan Lutsky Dan Lutsky ... Tom Varney (as Dan Lutzky)
Stacey Graves Stacey Graves ... Cindy
G. Gordon Cronce G. Gordon Cronce ... Ben
Ethel Mark Ethel Mark ... Dr. Ryker
Alexandria Blade Alexandria Blade ... Tammy
Joan Leonard Joan Leonard ... Waitress
Irma St. Paule ... Mrs. Malatesta
Einar O. Peterson Einar O. Peterson ... Occult store owner
Lou Bacotti Lou Bacotti ... Drunk at Party
James Styles James Styles ... Mr. Graham
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Storyline

Jennifer and her husband move into an apartment formerly oocupied by an old gypsy medium and discover her automatic writing device The Oracle which she used to speak with the spirit world. Jennifer holds a housewarming party and with friends present contacts a murdered man who demands justice. The spirts terrorizes her and manipulates her into investigating his death. This makes her murderers, the man's ex-wife and business partner suspicious of Jennifer's motive and they re-hire the killer they used before to murder her... Written by <rleider@blackcatmedia.com>

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Jennifer has seen the future! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Orakel See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Reeltime Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Parker Brothers wouldn't let the filmmakers use their Ouija board in the movie, so director Roberta Findlay had to come up with the stone spirit hand instead. See more »

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*1/2 out of 4.
30 May 2002 | by brandonsites1981See all my reviews

A woman is forced into investigating the death of a murdered man after messing with the former tentant's writing device that is used to contact the dead. Sometimes exciting and scary horror pic with some well done scenes, is ultimately too slow moving and dull to maintain interest throughout despite good premise. Rated R; Violence, Profanity, and Adult Themes.


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