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The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976)

 -  Drama | Horror  -  February 1976 (USA)
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A disturbed woman is haunted by memories of childhood abuse, which culminates in a murder spree.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Molly
Lonny Chapman ...
Long John
Vanessa Brown ...
Cathy
Peggy Feury ...
Doris
Jean Pierre Camps ...
Tadd
Mark Livingston ...
Tripoli
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Billy Batt
Stafford Morgan ...
Alexander McPeak
Richard Kennedy ...
Detective Beardsley
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Detective Stone
Roberta Collins ...
Clarissa
Stan Ross ...
Jack Dracula
Lynne Guthrie ...
Carol
Barry Cooper ...
Newcomer
Gene Rutherford ...
Sam Walters
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A disturbed woman is haunted by memories of childhood abuse, which culminates in a murder spree.

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Molly really knows how to cut men down to size!!

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Screenwriter Robert Thom patterned the character of Molly after his onetime wife Millie Perkins. For example, Perkins' real-life father was a sea captain just like her dad is in the movie. See more »

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White Football Player: [In a very inebriated tone] Get you're motherfucking hand off my knee.
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Unique, surreal and disturbing, but exploitative
16 April 2000 | by (Wellington, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This one's a real weirdie. It's unique, surreal and genuinely disturbing, and Millie Perkins gives a memorably intense and bizarre performance as Molly. It goes out of its way to shock the viewer, and largely succeeds. It also features the single most upsetting childhood trauma flashback I've ever seen.

It's probably too much for most people's tastes, but if you enjoy flawed one-of-a-kind low budget '70s horror, it's worth a look if you can find it. I am a bit dubious about the exploitative way it uses the subject of child abuse device to shock and disturb the viewer, so be warned.


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