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Hungry Wives (1972)

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A bored, unhappy suburban housewife gets mixed up in witchcraft and murder.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan White ...
Raymond Laine ...
Gregg Williamson (as Ray Laine)
Ann Muffly ...
Shirley Randolph
Joedda McClain ...
Nikki Mitchell
Bill Thunhurst ...
Neil Fisher ...
Dr. Miller
Esther Lapidus ...
Sylvia
Dan Mallinger ...
Sergeant Frazer
Daryl Montgomery ...
Larry
Ken Peters ...
John Fuller
Shirlee Strasser ...
Grace
Robert Trow ...
Detective Mills (as Bob Trow)
Jean Wechsler ...
Gloria
Charlotte Carter ...
Mary
Linda Creagan ...
Patty
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Storyline

Joan Mitchell is an unhappy, suburban housewife pushing 40, who has an uncommunicative businessman husband, named Jack, and a distant 19-year-old daughter, named Nikki, on the verge of moving out of the house. Frustrated at her current situation, Joan seeks solace in witchcraft after visiting Marion Hamilton, a local tarot reader and leader of a secret black arts wicca set, who inspires Joan to follow her own path. After dabbling a little in witchcraft, Joan, believing herself to have become a real witch, withdraws into a fantasy world and sinks deeper and deeper into her new lifestyle until the line between fantasy and reality becomes blurred and eventually tragedy results. Written by matt-282

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Every Night is Halloween.

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Drama | Horror | Mystery

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18 April 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

George A. Romero's Season of the Witch  »

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$90,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to director George A. Romero, in the commentary track he did for The Crazies (1973) in 2002, this is the only one of his films he'd like to remake. He cited lack of money as a reason for unhappiness with this production as it turned out. See more »

Quotes

Jack: Your own goddamned daughter, balled in the next room and you go with it.
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Featured in The Dead Will Walk (2004) See more »

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Season of the Witch
Written and Performed by Donovan
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Quite Interesting
6 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Definitely a different film. This kept me very interested. I recently purchased "Season of the Witch" on DVD, the picture is a bit muddy, but I can look past that. The movie begins with Jan White and her husband walking through the woods, it's a bit Tripp. In general, this film isn't too scary. However, the nightmare scenes are a bit frightening, the crazy music overall. I was disappointed with one part however, Jan White's daughter, Joedda McCain ends up disappearing. Later on in the movie, the never do actually find out where she is. Overall, this should probably be categorized as a psychological film, none the less, an excellent piece of work.


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