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James E. McLarty (screenplay)
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Release Date:
23 August 1971 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A Story of Exorcism! See more »
Plot:
A young man meets a farm girl who is actually a witch. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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So What's The Worst Movie Of All Time?
 (From Manny the Movie Guy. 9 April 2013, 6:09 PM, PDT)

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If you like campy, this one might be worth pitching a tent over... See more (52 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Don Henderson 
 
Writing credits
James E. McLarty (screenplay)

Produced by
George E. Carey .... producer
 
Original Music by
Robert O. Ragland 
 
Cinematography by
Jordan Cronenweth (director of photography) (as Jordan S. Cronenweth)
 
Film Editing by
Dick Elliott 
 
Makeup Department
Joe Blasco .... makeup creator
Valerie O'Tuohy .... makeup assistant
Ron West .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Gordon E. Gadette .... in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ron Sawade .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Emil Grieco .... set constructor
Kevin G. Tracey .... property master
 
Sound Department
Ken Carlson .... production sound
Doug Rigney .... production sound
 
Special Effects by
Steve Karkus .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Elliot .... key grip
Michael A. Jones .... lighting gaffer (as Mike Jones)
Nick McLean .... assistant camera
Robert Vose .... still photographer
Donald M. Wolak .... best boy (as Donald Wolak)
 
Editorial Department
Stanford C. Allen .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Robert O. Ragland .... conductor
 
Other crew
Abel Baca .... production assistant
Ellen Bailey .... associate director
Susan Nicoletti .... production secretary
Lon Ravitz .... production assistant
Pamela Walshe .... script supervisor
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Night of the Demon" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
90 min | UK:85 min (1979) (video)
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Trivia:
Satan's "I am a friend and companion of the night..." speech is taken from Howard Phillips Lovecraft's short story "The Horror At Red Hook."See more »
Quotes:
[at the pond]
Melissa:This is where the fish lives.
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
If you like campy, this one might be worth pitching a tent over..., 5 January 1999
Author: Dolf from Newark, DE

If you went into this film looking for great acting, a quality plot, excellent writing, and stunning special effects - oh boy, did you come to the wrong place!

However, if you like a campy film that will allow you and your friends to revel in it's inadequacies - you've come to the right place.

I've seen the movie by itself and in the MST3K version. (If you need tips on how to enjoy campy BAD movies, please watch MST3K sometime.) They were both just as enjoyable from a fun perspective.

The dialog is unbelievably strained - but it doesn't come off boring, it comes off laughable. The male lead has some terrible acting, but funny enough to make you like the guy.

Sure this film has some plot point problems, like who the heck are her "parents" she lives with if she's 120 years old? Or why does Satan apparently talk to everyone with their own voice? But it doesn't distract you, it makes you laugh and get more interested in this bad film.

If you like campy schlock on a Saturday afternoon or Saturday night while drinking with your friends, this one is fun. If you want a good film, go elsewhere.

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