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The Witchmaker (1969)

M  |   |  Horror, Mystery  |  May 1969 (USA)
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A psychic researcher and his assistants investigate a series of murders of beautiful young women.

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Anthony Eisley ...
Victor Gordon
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Anastasia
Alvy Moore ...
Dr. Ralph Hayes
John Lodge ...
Luther the Berserk
Shelby Grant ...
Maggie
Tony Benson ...
Owen
Robyn Millan ...
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Warrene Ott ...
Jessie (young)
Helene Winston ...
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Rudy Haydel
Teska Moreau
Kathy Lynn ...
Patty Ann
Sue Bernard ...
Felicity Johnson
Howard Viet ...
San Blas
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A psychic researcher and his assistants investigate a series of murders of beautiful young women.

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The macabre black world of WITCHES. See more »

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Tolerable
16 January 2006 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I managed to find a second-hand VHS copy on eBay but to date there's no DVD version. Maybe that speaks for itself. A slightly hammy, poorly researched film, that doesn't even agree with the Christian account of Satanism, let alone the pagan notion of Witchcraft. And not even a Satanist would recognise the rituals conjured up in this film. I get the feeling they made up the rituals as they went along because they're rather obvious and simple-minded i.e. drinking the victims blood from a chalice.

Why is the Egyptian Ankh symbol of eternity scribed around the victims navel? The usual symbol for witches is the pentagram, which in this case would be inverted since this is a Satanist coven.

In terms of sheer entertainment value then I have seen worse films, so probably worth watching is you're curious.


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