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The Possession Of Joel Delaney (1972)
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12.17.08

The Possession Of Joel Delaney (1972) A woman begins to suspect that her brother is possessed by a voodoo spirit.

Title: Possession Of Joel Delaney, The
Release Date: May 24, 1972
Runtime: 105 mins
Genre: Drama
All Genres: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 5.7
Buried.com Rating: 6.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With P

MPAA Rating: R

Director(s):
Waris Hussein

Cast:
Shirley MacLaine ...Norah Benson
Perry King ...Joel Delaney
Michael Hordern ...Justin
David Elliott ...Peter Benson
Lisa Kohane ...Carrie Benson
Barbara Trentham ...Sherry
Lovelady Powell ...Erika
Edmundo Rivera Alvarez ...Don Pedro
Teodorina Bello ...Mrs. Pererz
Robert Burr ...Ted Benson
Miriam Colon ...Veronica
Ernesto Gonzalez ...young Man at Seance
Aukie Herger ...Mr. Perez
Earle Hyman ...Charles (as Earl Hyman)
Marita Lindholm ...Marta Benson
Peter Turgeon ...Detective Brady
Paulita Iglesias ...Brujo at Seance
Stan Watt ...James
Pat Ast ...Mental hospital patient (bit)
Todd Crespi ...Unnamed boy
Jose Fernandez ...Tonio Perez
Jason Holt ...
Renee Semes ...

Producer(s):
Martin Poll

Writer(s):
Irene Kamp
Matt Robinson
Ramona Stewart

Composer(s):
Joe Raposo




Movie Trivia:
  • Pre-dating the release of The Exorcist (1973) this film is considered among genre fans to be one of the first films to deal with the theme of possession.
  • The first feature starring role for actor Perry King.
  • The film was bashed by critics upon release because of the disturbing scene where a young boy is forced to strip. In a 2004 Entertainment Weekly article author Stephen King cited the movie while addressing issues of censorship. King said had The Possession of Joel Delaney been released today it would be rated NC-17 for that scene alone.
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Keywords:
Voodoo, Topless Female Nudity, Blackout, Dancing, Reference To Janis Joplin  ...[more]


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