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Director:
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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?
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much better than I expected, though no classic of the genre 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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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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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 »
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Deputy:We ain't found nothin' yet, not even a suspicious lookin' cow chip.See more »
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
much better than I expected, though no classic of the genre, 5 September 2005
Author: FieCrier from Upstate New York

I found this far more watchable than most others seem to have.

A farmer inspects a noise in his barn, which we can see came from a doll. He encounters a killer with a pitchfork. The scene following seems to have a family commenting on the death, suggesting the guy turned out OK. However, it turns out they were talking about something else, as the killer stumbles in - and the family is committed to hiding the crime.

A young man traveling to California stops in the town, and meets a young woman by her family's pond. They take a liking to each other, and she invites him to stay. Unfortunately, they're the family from the opening scene.

She claims to be a witch, and he's skeptical. She claims also to be possessed by the devil, but this seems to refer more to ownership than the devil actually being inside her controlling her actions.

The movie is slow, but has a nice 70s flavor, and a bucolic farm setting. For the gorehounds, there's the opening pitchfork scene (not terribly gory), and a much bloodier kill with a hook used for handling hay bales. There's a flashback to 100+ years ago of the punishment of a witch. The ending is perfect.

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