In 1956, the shy Jonathan's luck with girls changes when he wins the rebellious Gene as a friend in his last year of high school. Gene is adored by many girls and manages to teach Jonathan ... See full summary »
Catherine Mary Stewart,
One man's struggle to contain the curse he hides within... and his last-ditch attempt to free himself with the love of family. But when it looks as if he is losing his battle, and ... See full summary »
In this spoof inspired by the Salem witch trials the town's mayor and the judge agree to sentence several innocent townspeople to death for witchcraft in order to confiscate their land for themselves. However, sexy real witches show up.
A photographer who's afraid he's slowly losing his grip on reality is seduced by a disturbed married model. She claims it's their destiny to be together. Her husband disagrees. The photographer starts having a strange feeling of deja vu.
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
When director Janet Greek spoke of making this film (the original title was "The Witching Hour") she monotoned neither she nor the screenwriter, Tracy Torme had ever seen "The Wicker Man," the earlier version. I believe "Spellbinder" is an IMPROVEMENT on the original property, having set it in contemporary Los Angeles of 1988. The bad reviews resulted easily if one were to see the press notes given out. In the FIRST sentence of the FIRST paragraph, the publicist spoils the outcome. No wonder reviewers found it 'predictablel. Since "The Wicker Man" (which does have some very ironic consistencies to "Spellbinder")was given only art house releases in the United States, There are many audiences who will be enthralled with "Spellbinder" because to them, its' unique plot will seem new and fresh. It's a terrible waste to deprive those who love wild, sexy, erotic thrillers the experience of Timothy Daly, in his finest performance ever committed to film and Kelly Preston, on her last fling before marrying John Travolta. The casting, directing, cinematography and editing are SUPERB. It is one title I can't believe is still unavailable on DVD when so many clunkers are.
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