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Superstition (1982)

Unrated | | Horror | January 1985 (USA)
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 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
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Pike
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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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Superstition was extremely popular on pre-cert video in the UK on the VTC label in the early 1980s. So popular that it actually got a subsequent cinema release in 1984 under the title "The Witch" courtesy of Bordeaux Films International. This is one of the few times a video release was followed up by a theatrical release, rather than the other way around. It was then re-released by Stablecane under the title "The Witch" again on video shortly afterwards. See more »

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(Around 51:00) During the execution of the witch, her modern dental work, including a row of amalgam fillings, is visible. See more »

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Rev. David Thompson: How long has this violence been going on?
Elvira Sharack: Since 1692.
Rev. David Thompson: That's almost 300 years!
Elvira Sharack: My, you are clever!
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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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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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