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Witches' Brew (1980)

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 ... See full summary »
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Margaret Lightman
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Joshua Lightman
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Vivian Cross
James Winkler ...
Linus Cross (as James R. Winker) (as James Winker)
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Susan Carey
Bill Sorrells ...
Nick Carey
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Linda Reynolds
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Charlie Reynolds
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Ben Cohn
Barbara Minkus ...
Saleswoman (as Barbara Minkus-Barron)
Bonnie Gondell ...
Marcia Groton
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Carl Groton (as Lawrence Guy)
Carlos Royval ...
Patrol Officer #1
Tony Kulik ...
Patrol Officer #2
Gerald Ray ...
Meter Officer #1
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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

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Comedy | Horror

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31 October 1980 (USA)  »

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Weird Woman  »

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$700,000 (estimated)
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Final film role of Lana Turner. See more »

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Version of Weird Woman (1944) See more »

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Witches' Brew
Sung by Joyce Vincent Wilson
Lyrics by Lennie Bleecher
Music by John Carl Parker (as John Parker)
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Groaner based on an excellent if dated horror story
13 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I stumbled across this movie on cable and watched for a while, thinking with Benjamin and Garr it wouldn't be a complete waste of time. Wrong! To compound the disappointment of wooden performances, I eventually realized the plot was lifted right out of Fritz Leiber's "Conjure Wife" -- a wonderful horror tale set in academia. If you go for horror and/or "weird tales", find the book (and read Leiber's "Our Lady of Darkness" while you're at it -- it's better). But forget this movie. Closest video approximation to the tone of Leiber's work is the Night Gallery episode, "The Dead Man". A student of Lovecraft, Leiber is one of the true greats in weird fiction.


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