A young lawyer, after falling in love with a beautiful young woman, finds that she has an extremely mysterious past.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Mills (as Timothy Daly)
Miranda Reed
Derek Clayton
Mrs. White
Grace Woods
Lt. Lee
Tim Weatherly (as James Louis Watkins)
Herbie Green (as Kyle Heffner)
Sally Kemp ...
Marilyn DeWitt
Edgar DeWitt
Karen Elise Baldwin ...
Mona (as Karen Baldwin)
Roderick Cook ...
Ed Kennerle


When Los Angeles lawyer Jeff Mills and his friend Derek Clayton rescue a beautiful young woman from an apparently abusive boyfriend, the trouble starts. Jeff unknowing becomes involved with Miranda Reed and the web of intrigue that follows her. But as the two became lovers, Jeff learns that Miranda is on the run from the witches coven (to which she belongs). Miranda tells Jeff of her situation, but not the entire truth, and Jeff willingly helps Miranda out of her troubles, but creates his own. Written by Jeff Smee

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Perfect romance. Relentless suspense. Total terror! See more »


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23 September 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Witching Hour  »

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$1,938,049 (USA)

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Reflection of red camera light as well camera person visible at 1:02:15 - 1:02:20 on lower-right side of window. See more »


Mrs. White: [referring to Miranda] We want her back.
Jeff Mills: What is this, some kind of joke?
Mrs. White: Take this as a warning. There won't be another.
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References Willow (1988) See more »


Devil's Radio
Written by George Harrison
Performed by George Harrison
(c) 1987 - Dark Horse Records
(DVD Version Only - Uncredited)
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Some things are just more then what you bargain for… a whole lot more!
13 July 2006 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

Jeff Mills, is an Los Angeles lawyer who one night encounters a young woman who gets in a very heated argument with one very creepy man. But Jeff rescues her, and offers her a lift home, but she ends staying with him at his house and romantic bliss, blossoms between Miranda and Jeff. Although the man did warned him about crossing his path and he finds out the hard way, that there's a murderous cult who want Miranda back and they will do anything in doing so.

Where have you been hiding?! Now I didn't really know anything at all about this feature. The actual title simply caught my eye and I was up for something new, and the gamble definitely worked out for the best. I'm just really surprised that this gem of a occult thriller is very under-appreciated and got a somewhat below-average rating on here. Sure, the story's structure is far from original, but I couldn't help but be fascinated by this mysteriously, well-drawn up and tightly knitted premise. Tracy Torme's cracking story plays it's the audience like a yo-yo and we are kept intrigued by it's real dreariness, supernatural currents and sinister happenings. The way the stimulating script unravels just leaves you hanging there, until it reaches its very familiar, but unsettling climax that still packs a sting. But what happens after that, makes it even more cunningly cold and compelling. Director Janet Greek paints a slow-burn and highly atmospheric tone with a great touch of finesse and gripping suspense. Fluently lush cinematography and a swirlingly moody score really adds to the elegantly mysterious and damn right eerie outset. The acting is way above-average and how can you go pass the sensually luscious Kelly Preston, who is quite bewitching as the very enigmatic young woman, Miranda. Timothy Daly is convincingly likable as the yuppie lawyer Jeff. While, there are strong support roles by Rick Rossovich, Anthony Crivello, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and Diana Bellamy. It doesn't seem to be moving at a great pace, but with the constant surprises and unsteady developments within this satanic set-up, it really knows how to keep you alert to the possible hints.

A well-conceived, bleak thriller that has a certain, spellbinding appeal about it. Recommended.

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