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The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976)

R  |   |  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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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 ...
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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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One of the 72 films banned in Britain as a "Video Nasty" during the early 1980s. The film was finally released completely uncut in the UK in 2006. 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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The Witch Who Came From The Sea Of The Banned
14 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

TWWCFTS is a truly freaky 70's psycho-sexual feminist drama (written & directed by men interestingly), featuring incest, castration, pithy dialogue, mermaid tattoos and a fantastic central performance from Millie Perkins as the mentally damaged Molly, the vengeful 'Witch' of the title who wrecks violent retribution upon dominant, brutish men from the entertainments industry. The empty beaches & promenades of the coastal town setting add depth, substance and ambiance in the background to unsettling effect.

If made today starring Jennifer Lawrence and helmed by David Fincher, it would most likely win 10 Golden Globes and 25 Oscars. But back then (the dark 80's) the powers-that-be (and still are) saw fit to condemn to the bin of the banned. Shameful & disgraceful. Now go watch!


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