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Burned at the Stake (1982)

In 1692 a young girl in Salem, Massachusetts, accuses several residents of being witches, and they are burned at the stake. In 1980 a young woman who is a descendant of the accuser finds ... See full summary »

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Loreen Graham / Ann Putnam
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Capt. Billingham
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Dr. Grossinger
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Karen Graham
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Kevin O'Neil
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Gwyneth
David Golia ...
The Driver
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In 1692 a young girl in Salem, Massachusetts, accuses several residents of being witches, and they are burned at the stake. In 1980 a young woman who is a descendant of the accuser finds herself having recurring nightmares about the incident and comes to believe she is being terrorized by the ghost of the father of the women who were burned as witches. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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19 February 1982 (USA)  »

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The Coming  »

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During the witch trials in Salem during the 17th century, no one was burned at the stake. Executions were performed by hanging, and one male prisoner was pressed to death by heavy stones. However, this 'pressing to death' of Giles Cory was not a punishment. It was an effort to get him to plead innocent or guilty. It is from this method of getting information that we get the modern term of "pressing a person for information." See more »

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A little-known horror gem of the early Eighties...
15 May 1999 | by (Brighton, East Sussex, England) – See all my reviews

As a fan of Susan Swift's OTHER and much better known reincarnation movie - 1977's Audrey Rose - I was eager to see The Coming. It took me ages to find a copy of the video, and when I did locate one in a second-hand shop, I had to spend £10 to get it! But I was not disappointed. I thought it to be a highly intelligent and original horror movie, which dealt superbly with the fascinating 17th century Salem witch hunts. As Loreen Graham/Ann Putnam, Susan Swift was brilliant, and I am amazed that the film is barely heard of anywhere in the world. I strongly recommend that you try and see it.


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