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Spellbinder (1988)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Romance  |  23 September 1988 (USA)
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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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A nightmare of illusion and betrayal. See more »


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Release Date:

23 September 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Witching Hour  »

Box Office


$1,938,049 (USA)

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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 »


Siren's Song
Composed and Performed by Tom Scott
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24 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

An unjustly neglected horror entry. Right from the start, it has the narrative pull of a good mystery; there are intriguing characters and one genuinely sensual sex scene. In the second half, it seems to be getting more ordinary, but then comes up with a stunning twist, worthy of an Agatha Christie. Overall, a well-acted, atmospherically directed, smart, creepy little thriller. (***)

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