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Woman Who Came Back (1945)

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After a bus accident, a woman comes to believe that she's actually a 300-year-old witch.

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An old woman flags down a bus in woods near Eden Rock, Massachusetts. She sits next to Lorna Webster, who's coming home after being away two years. The old woman calls Lorna by name, prattles on about events in the village 300 years ago when women were burned at the stake for witchcraft at trials convened by Lorna's ancestor, and the bus veers off the road into a lake. Only Lorna survives; the woman is missing. In town, Lorna's former fiancé, Matt Adams, is the only person glad to see her. Strange things begin to happen, and Lorna and many villagers begin to think she's possessed. Is she? Will fears drive Lorna mad and the town to a frenzy? Is an old prophecy about to be fulfilled? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Hate-filled eyes...Accusing fingers...Whispered words...All repeated this dread phrase..."LORNA WEBSTER IS A WITCH!"

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Maybe the best horror movie no one has ever heard.
14 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie could have very easily been a Val Lewton production. You can see the influence throughout. Nancy Kelly (The Bad Seed) shines as Lorna Webster, the sole survivor of a bus crash. The movie is what you expect from the 1940's. It is a nice little romantic slow-burn horror film. The cinematography is beautiful and there are even some nice expressionist scenes (the Halloween costumes through the fire, the church basement, and the church cross tilted to the side). The movie has a wonderful first 55 minutes. It sucks you in well and you want to see how it ends. Unfortunately, it wraps itself into a nice little package in the last ten minutes a little too easily.


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