The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972)

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A wealthy woman becomes worried about her brother's increasingly violent, unbalanced behavior and sends him to a psychiatrist, who is equally puzzled. Ultimately, the sister discovers that her brother is the victim of a voodoo curse in this satirical horror film.

Cast

Shirley MacLaine
as Norah Benson
Michael Hordern
as Justin Lorenz
David Elliott
as Peter Benson
Lisa Kohane
as Carrie Benson
David James Elliott
as Peter Benson
Lovelady Powell
as Erika Lorenz
Teodorino Bello
as Mrs. Perez
Robert Burr
as Ted Benson
Miriam Colon
as Veronica, Maid
Ernesto Gonzalez
as Young Man at Seance
Aukie Herger
as Mr. Perez
Earle Hyman
as Charles
Marita Lindholm
as Marta Benson
Peter Turgeon
as Detective Brady
Paulita Iglesias
as Bruja at Seance
Stan Watt
as James
José Fernández
as Tonio Perez
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Critic Reviews for The Possession of Joel Delaney

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Silly, Exorcist-type rip-off, unworthy of McLaine.

November 6, 2002 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for The Possession of Joel Delaney

½

It's like "The Exorcist" meets "The Serpent and the Rainbow". Not as good as those, but it's still very good. The Possession of Joel Delaney is an interestingly strange and different look on satanic possession. Many parts are quite eerie in places, while others are very disturbing, especially the sickening ending that involves a little boy. Strong performances, a solid script, along with a creepy story make this movie well worth a watch. But The Possession of Joel Delaney does have it's flaws, and it tends to drag on sometimes. Regardless, that shouldn't stop you from seeing this. Although it's not an outstanding horror film, it's definitely an entertaining one with an intriguing story to tell. It puts something new on the plate for horror fans. Perfect movie for Halloween!

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