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1970's (possible early 80's) possession movie

I watched this movie when I was a kid (in the late 80's) and I considered it to be an old movie so I'm guessing 70's. It was about a woman who lived in the city, I want to say New York but it could be just about any city. In the movie yawning lead her to being possessed. That's the main thing that I remember (I was scared to death to yawn for a long time lol) I do remember nuns in the movie and that's about it. Any suggestions?? Thanks!!
asked Oct 1, 2013 in Name That Movie by tiffbrownell (1 point)

1 Answer

I'll try this one:

"The Sentinel" (1977)
You can read the plot summary here, though I don't recall yawning:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sentinel_(1977_film)
Here's the trailer on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMIssiMkt04

There's an open mouth with a descending spider that has traumatized many people though I don't know if that could be mistaken as yawning:
"Deadly Blessing" (1981)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082245/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_1
You could take a look at the box art, which shows a girl (a very young Sharon Stone) looking as if she's yawning. Here's the ultra-creepy spider/open mouth scene:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCu0LBsFi4k
This bothered even me because of my phobia of spiders and my sleep problems.

EDIT: Oops! I don't think that last scene takes place in the city, so that knocks it out of the running I imagine.
answered Oct 3, 2013 by MystMoonstruck (10,229 points)
edited Oct 3, 2013 by MystMoonstruck
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