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Superstition (1982)

 -  Horror  -  January 1985 (USA)
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A witch put to death in 1692 swears vengeance on her persecutors and returns to the present day to punish their descendants.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Houghton ...
Rev. David Thompson
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Inspector Sturgess
Lynn Carlin ...
Melinda Leahy
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George Leahy
Jacquelyn Hyde ...
Elvira Sharack
Robert Symonds ...
Pike
Heidi Bohay ...
Ann Leahy
Maylo McCaslin ...
Sheryl Leahy
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Elondra
Stacy Keach Sr. ...
Rev. Maier
Kim Marie ...
Mary
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Justin Leahy (as Billy Jacoby)
Johnny Doran ...
Charlie
Bennett Liss ...
Arty
Joshua Cadman ...
Arlen (as Josh Cadman)
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A family moves into a long-condemned New England household with a big pond out back that everybody loves to swim in. Soon, however, they find that the pond was the site of the execution- by-drowning of a witch three hundred years before, and she's back to revenge herself on anybody nearby, whether they're Catholic or not. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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Trivia

The film was listed on Greater Manchester Police's list of films subject to seizure during the UK video nasty scare of the 1980's. It was later released fully uncut in 1986 (as "The Witch") on the Stablecane label, and under its original title in 2005 by Momentum. See more »

Goofs

During the flashback to 1692, as Father Andrew is getting murdered, they show his feet are shown flailing about. Problem is the materials (e.g. neoprene) used in his sandals would not be invented for another 250 years. See more »

Quotes

Ann Leahy: [slapping Cheryl] Shut your bitchy mouth!
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good beginning, but the rest...
12 February 2003 | by (Cartagena,Spain) – See all my reviews

This had a very promising and shocking starting but for the rest, apart from some gory scenes this was the typical cheap and tired B-movie with an enchanted house. It was a very cultivated genre at that age(not now) and perhaps at that time it was acceptable, but not for today´s standards. I don´t agree it is better than "Amityville horror", in fact I prefer that movie by far, this was precisely a follower of "Amityville" and "Poltergeist", there were a lot of them. I give this a 4 out of ten.


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