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A young coed (Nan Barlow) uses her winter vacation to research a paper on witchcraft in New England. Her professor recommends that she spend her time in a small village called Whitewood. He originally cam from that village so he also recommends she stay at the "Raven's Inn," run by a Mrs. Newlis. She gets to the village and notices some weird happenings, but things begin to happen in earnest when she finds herself "marked" for sacrifice by the undead coven of witches. It seems that the innkeeper is actually the undead spirit of Elizabeth Selwyn, and the "guests" at the inn are the other witches who have come to celebrate the sacrifice on Candalmas Eve. As one of them said when Nan walked away, "HE will be PLEASED." Written by
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Scenes from this movie were used in the music video for the Iron Maiden song "Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter" (1990). See more »
The character played by Tom Naylor is called "Bill Maitland" in the dialogue but shown as "Tom Maitland" in the end credits. See more »
Any good encyclopedia will give you all the nonsense you want to know about witchcraft.
Prof. Alan Driscoll:
Witchcraft is not nonsense, Barlow.
I'm sorry, Driscoll, witchcraft, black magic, sorcery, to me it's all mumbo jumbo. I'm a scientist, Driscoll, I believe what I can see, what I can feel and touch.
Prof. Alan Driscoll:
The basis of fairy tales is reality, the basis of reality is fairy tales. As a scientist you should be familiar with that quotation.
Well I don't believe that somebody in Chicago can die of a heart attack...
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Surprisingly good! Atmospheric and imaginative witchcraft chiller.
'Horror Hotel' (sadly the copy I bought has this tacky title, which is the only thing I can fault about it) really surprised me at just how creepy and atmospheric it was. I was expecting some camp fun, but it is actually a very effective and inventive movie for such a cheap effort. The story sucks you in, and the acting for the most part is above average. Christopher Lee is billed as the star, which isn't exactly true, but he is excellent in his scenes, and Patricia Jessel is even better in a very enjoyable duel role. I also admire how director John Moxey (his movie debut. He also went on to make 'Circus Of Fear') was able to conjure up a spooky New England town with basically just a few sets and some fog. A great example of imaginative low budget horror movie making at its best! Highly recommended to fans of 'Carnival Of Souls', and 'Black Sunday'. 'Horror Hotel' isn't a great an achievement as either, but it shares some similarities in style and feel. This is one extremely underrated movie!
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