Something Evil

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Something Evil
Something Evil.jpg
Written by Robert Clouse
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Starring Sandy Dennis
Darren McGavin
Ralph Bellamy
Theme music composer Wladimir Selinsky
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Alan Jay Factor
Editor(s) Allan Jacobs
Cinematography Bill Butler
Running time 73 min.
Original network CBS
Original release January 21, 1972

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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