A remake of 1944's Lon Chaney film Weird Woman (the first was Burn, Witch, Burn! in 1962) is more of a horror spoof, as three women use witchcraft to help their professor husbands further ...
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When her lover is killed, the wife of a wealthy man is convinced to fake her own death, which leads her into greater depths of depravity until fate reunites her with her long-lost son, who is unaware of her real identity.
David Lowell Rich
Rich playgirl Kit Jordan (nee Katherine Lawson Chandler) is in Acapulco vacationing with her current husband, Pete Jordan, formerly an American beach boy working the Acapulco shores for ... See full summary »
A remake of 1944's Lon Chaney film Weird Woman (the first was Burn, Witch, Burn! in 1962) is more of a horror spoof, as three women use witchcraft to help their professor husbands further their careers. When a higher position becomes available in the university, they turn on each other, and no one is safe! Written by
John N. Daily
Lana Turner, Teri Garr and Richard Benjamin Fans Beware!
Being a fan of Lana Turner, I had mixed feelings of seeing this film, "Witches' Brew," which is a remake of a Lon Chaney film, "Weird Woman," which I think I liked. Another remake of Lon's movie, 1962's "Burn, Witch, Burn!") I have not seen. As the film begins, three women use witchcraft! to help their professor husbands further their careers. Only one can take a new position in the university, and the wives plot against other! I've always liked Teri Garr; she can be eccentric and somewhat needy but is sweetly endearing at the same time and her pairing with Richard Benjamin is inspired casting, as he seems to act sinister yet strait-laced and down-to-earth at the same time. His expressions are too much and worth the price of admission alone. Having said all that, they are the best thing about the film. Lana isn't bad in the film, but seems to be trying too hard not to overact or embellish, as she simply speaks her lines with hardly any flair. This was her last film, and sadly it is not even campy enough (or as they say bad enough) to be good. What begins as an interesting and distinctive film really goes downhill. The scenes between Teri and Richard add some life, but by the end there's no reason to care about what's happening. Inferior material for stars who deserve better!
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