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Satan's School for Girls (1973)

A young woman investigating her sister's suicide at a private girls' school finds herself battling a Satanic cult.

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Elizabeth Sayers enrolls at Salem's School for Girls, her dead sister's alma mater, in Salem, Mass. to investigate why her sister, Martha, was mysteriously hanging from a 12-foot ceiling beam at the girls' West Coast home. Written by LA-Lawyer

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19 September 1973 (USA)  »

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Kate Jackson took on the role of the dean in the 2000 TV remake. See more »

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At the start of movie, when Elizabeth Sayers is driving around, in one of the shots, you can briefly see the shadow of the boom mic on the hood of the car. See more »

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A Little Disappointed With Ending
25 November 2005 | by (Riverhead, L.I., New York) – See all my reviews

Another of those flicks inspired by the success of 'Rosemary's Baby'. When that movie came out, the nation developed an obsession or preoccupation with the devil or the whole concept of evil in general. I even remember seeing a '60 Minutes' segment at that tender age which reported that while many people were less religious or didn't believe in God, many others believed in the Devil. At least, that was the synopsis given by Mike Wallace's opening segment voice-over.

'Satan's School For Girls' is one of those ABC titles that can be easily found today compared to, say, 'The Screaming Woman'. Sometimes you pick up a bit of trivia by watching these old television movies. When I watched it a few years ago, I didn't realize that Kate Jackson and Cheryl Ladd, who was using her old surname of Stoppelmoor, had acted together before 'Charlie's Angels'.

Kate Jackson is superb in her role as the level-headed, innocent Roberta, who appears to be the only person Elizabeth can trust. I have a problem with the ending, though, which gives the viewer the impression that Roy Thinnes, as the cult leader, not only has special powers but isn't of this world at all. But hey, it's a movie about the devil, black magic, satanism and the disturbing reality that good doesn't always win - at least, not totally. That was another thing which became common in entertainment: allowing evil to win. I guess this was a product of the nation's loss of innocence and disillusionment with events like the Kennedy and King assassinations, Vietnam, and the Watergate scandal. We all sort of 'grew up fast' after those events.


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