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The Dunwich Horror (1970)

 -  Horror  -  14 January 1970 (USA)
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Wilbur Whateley pops over to the Arkham Miskatonic University to borrow the legendary Necronomicon and Sandra Dee. But little does anyone know, Whateley isn't quite human...

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Nancy Wagner
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Lloyd Bochner ...
Dr. Cory
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Joanne Moore Jordan ...
Lavinia Whateley (as Joanna Moore Jordan)
Donna Baccala ...
Elizabeth Hamilton
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Nurse Cora (as Talia Coppola)
Michael Fox ...
Dr. Raskin
Jason Wingreen ...
Sheriff Harrison
Barboura Morris ...
Mrs. Cole
Beach Dickerson ...
Mr. Cole
Michael Haynes ...
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Toby Russ ...
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Jack Pierce ...
Reeger
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H.P. Lovecraft meets Hollywood: Wilbur Whateley wants to help the Old Ones break through by consulting the Necronomicon, and Armitage must stop him. Attractive females are added to fill out the plot. Written by Brian Bixby <barbix@tiac.net>

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necronomicon | book | drugs | warlock | rite | See more »

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The sound of whipoorwills is the song of the Death in Dunwich! See more »

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Rated R for some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Carol Lynley was on the ideas list for the female lead. See more »

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Every person in the movie pronounces the town's name as "Dun-witch"; in fact, it is pronounced "Dun-itch", with a silent 'W' as in "Greenwich village". See more »

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References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

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Gidget does Hell
6 November 2008 | by (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) – See all my reviews

Interesting film about a young college coed who becomes involved with a young man who has connections that extend well into the underworld and who only needs the right book to unleash them. Sandra Dee in a surprisingly sexy role as the young student and Les Baxter's very nice soundtrack just about save an effort where the actual film doesn't do justice to its title. Nonetheless the production design creates creepy atmosphere especially in the seaside alter where Dee is nearly undressed while Stockwell prepares her for the arrival of Satan himself. And there is a certain amount of imagination involved in the film that combines a nice mixture of classic horror themes with hip sensibilities.


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