The Strange and Deadly Occurrence (1974)

USA, 24 September
35mm film, colour, 4:3
mono, English

An American horror television film directed by John Llewellyn Moxey.

Plot Summary

A family moves into a new home that turns out to be haunted.


Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey
Alpine Productions Inc., Charles Fries Productions, Metromedia Productions
Executive Producers: Charles Fries
Producer: Sandor Stern
Written by: Sandor Stern
Story: Sandor Stern, Lane Slate
Director of Photography: Jack Woolf
Editor: John A. Martinelli
Music: Robert Prince
Sound Mixer: Hal Etherington
Make-up: Richard Cobos
Hairdresser: Lynn Del
Art Director: Peter Wooley

Robert Stack (Michael Rhodes)
Vera Miles (Christine Rhodes)
L.Q. Jones (Sheriff Berlinger)
Herb Edelman (Felix)
Dena Dietrich (Audrey)
Ted Gehring (Dr David Gillgreen)
Margaret Willock (Melissa Rhodes)
James McCallion (Ardie Detweiller)
Aldine King (Rose)
John Gruber (deputy)
Phil Chambers (coroner)
E.A. Sirianni (Dr Wren)
Gene Massey Jr (exterminator)
Bill McKinney (Pratt)



  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.233 no.12 (24 September 1974) p.11


  • Cyborgs, Santa Claus and Satan: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films Made for Television by Fraser A. Sherman pp.214 – note
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.374
  • Movies Made for Television: The Telefeature and the Mini-Series 1964-1979 by Alvin H. Marill pp.189-190 – credits, synopsis