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1961 (USA) See more »
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A student researching the German settlements of Central Texas unearths the grave of a reputed witch... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Denis Adams
Charles West
Howard Ware
Jack Herman
Marilyn Pope
Der Saengerbund Children's Choir
Jo Maryman ... Kirska
Robert Short ... The Student
Libby Hall ... The Naked Witch
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rae Forbes ... (uncredited)

Gary Owens ... Narrator of Prologue (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Claude Alexander 
Larry Buchanan 
Writing credits
Larry Buchanan (written by) and
Claude Alexander (written by)

Produced by
Claude Alexander .... producer
Original Music by
Ray Plagens 
Film Editing by
Claude Alexander 
Larry Buchanan 
Production Management
John F. Rickert .... production manager (as John Rickert)
Sound Department
S.F. Brownrigg .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Ralph K. Johnson .... camera operator (as Ralph Johnson)
Editorial Department
Adrian Mosser .... color consultant

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Additional Details

59 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:M (original rating) | USA:R (re-rating) (1975)
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Shot in 1960, not released until 1964.See more »
Continuity: The Naked Witch's purloined peignoir set changes in the cave; first she's wearing the short, one-shoulder negligee, then in the same scene she seems to be wearing the diaphanous robe, then she's suddenly back in the short, one-shoulder piece after she seduces the student with her dance. During her dance, she is clearly wearing inexplicably obtained white underpants as well.See more »
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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Creepy horror film from Larry Buchanan, 15 January 2001
Author: gypsykoenigbill

We all know Larry Buchanan made uncredited remakes of 50's sci-fi films for AIP-TV which were THE EYE CREATURES (1965), MARS NEEDS WOMEN (1966), CREATURE OF DESTRUCTION (1967), and IT'S ALIVE (1968). But, THE NAKED WITCH was Buchanan's first horror film, that he co-directed with producer Claude Alexander, that was released in theatres.

The film begins with a strange prolouge about the history of witches that padds the short running time. The film then moves on with a college student (Robert Short) who travels to the German town Luckenbach, Texas to write a thesis about the Luckenbach Witch. The villagers do not want to talk about the Luckenbach Witch, but a young girl named Kirska (Jo Maryman) gives the student a book that mentions about the Luckenbach Witch being put to death with a stake in her heart. The book tells the exact location where the witch is buried and the student digs her up. The student pulls the stake out of the decayed corpse, but it causes the witch to come back to life. The witch (played by Libby Hall) murders the decendents of the family that executed her. The student then steps in to stop the killings, until...

Well, I can't spoil it for you. You will have to see it first. THE NAKED WITCH is an entertaining feature with good camerawork, effective acting, and a simple plot. It is not overdone as most people seem to think that is how horror films are made. Though filmed on a budget of $8,000 on 16mm, THE NAKED WITCH looks very lavish and has some creepy moments.

IMDb mentions two video distributors that have THE NAKED WITCH on video: Something Weird Video and Sinister Cinema. If you are leaning towards the Sinister Cinema copy, don't bother because it is a black and white 35mm print that is missing some footage and has horrible sound. Something Weird Video offers the original color version that was restored from Claude Alexander's personal 35mm negative and is uncut.

So get the Something Weird Video copy, sit back and enjoy THE NAKED WITCH.

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