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Witchcraft (1964)

Not Rated | | Horror, Romance | September 1964 (USA)
When her grave is disturbed by modern-day land developers, a 300-year-old witch is accidentally resurrected and terrorizes an English village.

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Cast

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Morgan Whitlock (as Lon Chaney)
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Bill Lanier
Jill Dixon ...
Tracy Lanier
Viola Keats ...
Helen Lanier
Marie Ney ...
Malvina Lanier
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Todd Lanier
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Amy Whitlock
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Vanessa Whitlock
Barry Linehan ...
Myles Forrester
Victor Brooks ...
Inspector Baldwin
Marianne Stone ...
Forrester's Secretary
John Dunbar ...
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Hilda Fenemore ...
Nurse (as Hilda Fennemore)
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Storyline

Since the 17th Century when the Lanier's buried a Whitlock woman alive as a witch and took over the Whitlock estate, the Whitlocks have hungered for revenge. Against the wishes of both families, Amy Whitlock and Bill Lanier are planning on getting married. The Laniers have sent bulldozers onto the old Whitlock Estate to level the land for a construction project. Morgan Whitlock and his daughter Amy make a futile effort to stop the bulldozers that overturn headstones and churn up graves in the Whitlock Cemetery. That night, an overturned coffin opens and Vanessa Whitlock, the witch buried centuries ago, rises from the grave. Together with Morgan, they use their supernatural powers and soon, one-by-one, the Laniers meet with fatal accidents. Tracy Lanier follows Amy into the family crypt and is astonished to see Vanessa and her witches in weird supernatural rites. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Hex Marks the Spot! See more »

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Horror | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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September 1964 (USA)  »

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Brujería  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

As a promotional gimmick for the US release of Witchcraft, posters warned the public that: "Only the witch deflector can save you from the eerie web of the unknown." Patrons were told that they could collect their 'witch deflector', a green badge, from the theatre. See more »

Goofs

Although Inspector Baldwin makes a point of showing the Laniers the Devil Doll found at Myles Forrester's office after his death, he later makes no mention of the Devil Doll tied to Helen Lanier's car after her crash despite telling Bill Lanier that he had examined the scene thoroughly. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Morgan Whitlock: Stop that! This is blasphemy! Stop it! Go back! Go back, I say!
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Featured in Shiver & Shudder Show (2002) See more »

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Better Than You Might Expect
18 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I finally caught up with it, this turned out to be a nice little mid-1960s thriller, made very much in the style of a Hammer Films production (indeed, as such it makes a suitable double-feature with the film it's paired with on DVD, DEVILS OF DARKNESS)- it makes good use of settings, has a decent script and quite adequate acting (especially a typically hammy late-career performance from Lon Chaney Jr), and evokes a very effective atmosphere of evil. What I was most surprised about (and impressed with) was the striking black-and-white photography and lighting, which really contributed to that atmosphere, particularly in its use of the reawakened witch. Definitely a fun, creepy movie for a rainy Saturday afternoon!


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