Something Evil

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Something Evil
Something Evil.jpg
Format Horror
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Produced by Alan Jay Factor
Written by Robert Clouse
Starring Sandy Dennis
Darren McGavin
Ralph Bellamy
Music by Wladimir Selinsky
Cinematography Bill Butler
Editing by Allan Jacobs
Country United States
Language English
Original channel CBS
Original airing January 21, 1972
Running time 73 min.

Something Evil is a 1972 horror television movie starring Sandy Dennis, Darren McGavin, and Ralph Bellamy.

Directed by Steven Spielberg, the screenplay was written by Robert Clouse.


A married couple with two young children move into a Pennsylvania farmhouse that turns out to be inhabited by demons. Darren McGavin portrays the TV producer husband, while Sandy Dennis plays his actress wife. Popular child star Johnny Whitaker co-stars as their oldest child, who becomes possessed and begins to torment his family and their friends. When the mother begins to sense that something may be wrong with her son, her husband and friends think she is going insane.

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The movie features the "Apple Bar Candy Song" by Charlie Marie Gordon. It appears in the film performed by Laurie Hagen for a commercial Darren McGavin's character is filming. The song has been spoofed several times.[citation needed]

Video release[edit]

Something Evil has never been released on video, and remains one of the few Spielberg films still unreleased.


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