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Superstition (1982)

Unrated  |   |  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
...
Inspector Sturgess
Lynn Carlin ...
Melinda Leahy
...
George Leahy
Jacquelyn Hyde ...
Elvira Sharack
Robert Symonds ...
Pike
Heidi Bohay ...
Ann Leahy
Maylo McCaslin ...
Sheryl Leahy
...
Elondra
Stacy Keach Sr. ...
Rev. Maier
Kim Marie ...
Mary
...
Justin Leahy (as Billy Jacoby)
Johnny Doran ...
Charlie
Bennett Liss ...
Arty
Joshua Cadman ...
Arlen (as Josh Cadman)
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Storyline

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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...you should have believed. See more »

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January 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Witch  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When the father is trying to escape the witch, he looks in to a mirror, and you can see the cameraman's face moments before the mirror explodes. See more »

Quotes

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 Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) See more »

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Jolt after jolt after jolt after jolt!
5 April 2001 | by (Hull, UK) – See all my reviews

This is a great film! I was expecting it to be typical boring haunted house tale, but it is much better than thought i would be. I don't know whether it was because I was tired but every 5 or 10 minutes something would make me jump. Things happen that you definitely do NOT expect. I also respected the fact that it wasn't cheesy in any way except for maybe the couple kissing in a car at the beginning, but that doesn't count because they aren't killed. The actors are good, in particular the police inspector. The father of the family who move in to the house is interesting in that he is not a hero, quite the opposite in fact. He doesn't want to get involved because he is frightened. Even when his wife goes into the basement to see whats happening, he stays sat on the bed looking at his hands. I thought that was a nice touch, showing that not everybody has it in them to defeat what they fear the most. The deaths are pretty much inventive as well employing microwaves, circular saws and huge spikes. All in all its a whole lot of genuinely scary fun!


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