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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.



(screenplay) (as Donald G. Thompson), (story) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Melinda Leahy
Jacquelyn Hyde ...
Maylo McCaslin ...
Sheryl Leahy
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Justin Leahy (as Billy Jacoby)
Johnny Doran ...
Bennett Liss ...
Arlen (as Josh Cadman)


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'll believe it just before you die... See more »




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January 1985 (USA)  »

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The Witch  »

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Did You Know?


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 »


Near the end after all Hell has broken loose the 2 girls run out of their rooms and Ann is wearing a 1 piece nightgown that is off white, when one of the men come back to tell them to get out of the house she is now wearing a 2 piece purple outfit (panties and top). See more »


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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Director influenced by Argento?
23 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

After watching the opening 10 minutes of this film I was happy to see the director wasn't afraid to "show it all" in the area of gore. Stylistically, I would really be surprised if the director and/or cinematographer wasn't influenced by Dario Argento. Some of the music reminded me of a slight take on what Goblin did for Argento films- but no where near as well of course. The good thing about mimicking a maestro such as Argento is that you have good taste in film making. The bad thing is...not many can "do Argento" like Argento. So many will walk away thinking it is a cheap ripoff.

For those not familiar with Argento's work, you should find this to be a refreshing take on the horror genre in the 80s time period. If you are like me, I enjoy "grade Z" movies more then big budget films if they entertain me. It is about entertainment. This film entertained me. There were even a few times that I actually felt a little creepy tension- something that doesn't usually happen with lower budget flicks.

If you are looking for big budget romps, then keep on renting movies on the "new rental wall" at Blockbuster. Otherwise, you may have some fun with this one.

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