Cinema: Bad Spirits

THE POSSESSION OF JOEL DELANEY

Directed by WARIS HUSSEIN Screenplay by MATT ROBINSON and GRIMES GRICE

Norah (Shirley MacLaine) is rich, divorced, anxious, a woman fighting a losing battle against becoming a matron. A familiar enough character, but one with an odd quirk: Norah has an uncommon affection for her younger brother Joel (Perry King), who lives in a shabby flat in the middle of a forbidding Manhattan slum. "Why do you live down there with those people?" Norah nags, but Joel only grins.

He grins even after he has been released from Bellevue, where he was committed after trying to strangle the superintendent...

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