Double Possession (1973)




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Movie Info

Melodrama about a black anthropologist who contracts a rare disease, requiring blood. Duane Jones, Marlene Clark, Leonard Jackson. Queen of Myrthia: Mabel King. Girl in Bar: Candece Tarpley. Dinner Guest: Richard Harrow.
Classics , Drama , Horror
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In Theaters:
Kelly/Jordan Enterprises

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Duane Jones
as Dr. Hess Green
Marlene Clark
as Ganja Meda
Mabel King
as Queen of Myrthia
Bill Gunn
as George
Sam Waymon
as Rev. Williams
Candece Tarpley
as Girl in bar
Richard Harrow
as Dinner Guest
Betty Barney
as Singer
Betsy Thurman
as Poetess
Enrico Fales
as Green's Son
Tommy Lane
as Pimp
Tara Fields
as Woman with Baby
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Critic Reviews for Double Possession

All Critics (6)

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
Top Critic experimental overlapping of dialogue, image, voiceover and music that makes you feel as if you're suffering from an awful fever dream.

Full Review… | December 19, 2012

...A strange experimental anti-blaxploitation art film, this is a flick that's more likely to be admired than actually liked.

Full Review… | June 18, 2012

A forgotten masterpiece.

Full Review… | May 24, 2012
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Kino's faultless transfer of a permanently hobbled blaxploitation landmark, which now ought to be rescued from its martyr status and appreciated anew as a totem of the unclassifiable in American cinema.

Full Review… | May 8, 2012
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Double Possession

Freaky, but fascinating. Bought the DVD like 15 years ago. Watched about 15 minutes, stopped it and filed it for later. I understand the new Spike Lee film is some sort of interpretation of this concept, so I thought it was time to dig it out (there's an upcoming blu-ray release, but I'll stick with the DVD).

George Isaacs
George Isaacs

This movie just didn't make much sense to me, probably because I'm not into these type of films. As for the blood, it looked more like Kool-aid then real blood, which should of been dark, not light red. Though, it was 1973 when this movie came out.

Jesse Richardson
Jesse Richardson

Disjointed, without much in the way of a plot-line, jarring audio track and murky visuals make this one bizarre flick.

W. Williams
W. Williams

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