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Witchery (1988)
"La casa 4 (Witchcraft)" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror  |  6 August 1989 (Italy)
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When a storm strands a group on a Massachusetts island where the only dwelling is an old hotel supposedly haunted by the ghost of a former German actress (Knef), the result is the standard ... See full summary »

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Gary
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Jane Brooks
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Linda Sullivan
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Rose Brooks
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Lady In Black
Leslie Cumming ...
Leslie
Robert Champagne ...
Freddie Brooks (as Bob Champagne)
Rick Farnsworth ...
Jerry Giordano
Michael Manchester ...
Tommy Brooks
Frank Cammarata ...
Tony Giordano
Victoria Biggers ...
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Ely Coughlin ...
Kara Lynch ...
Cindy
Jamie Hanes ...
Jon (as James Hanes)
Richard Ladenburg ...
Sheriff
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When a storm strands a group on a Massachusetts island where the only dwelling is an old hotel supposedly haunted by the ghost of a former German actress (Knef), the result is the standard horror film as each of the cast is picked off one-by-one. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Evil Encounters  »

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This is Linda Blair's only portrayal as a mother in waiting in a feature film. Also interesting to note is that the father is never once mentioned or referred to. Blair had, however, also played a pregnant woman in her earlier television guest appearance in Murder, She Wrote: Murder Takes the Bus (1985). See more »

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After the helicopter leaves the island, it is the middle of the night when Leslie and Gary first go into the house, yet it is the middle of the day when they finally get upstairs - all in the space of a few seconds. See more »

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Leslie: God you scared me.
Gary: Who were you expecting? The Phantom of the Opera?
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Why the horrible rating???

"Witchery" is a decent little Euro-Trash horror yarn! David Hasselhoff is pretty damn funny in this one and sadly, he's one of the better actors. Linda Blair is downright terrible and the lady who plays Hoff's wife...she is hilariously bad! The plot of this film is ridiculous too. It's got some holes, which you can't help but notice, but it remains entertaining throughout.

The gore in "Witchery" is freaking outstanding. I loved the part where the old bag gets "sucked" into the trash chute and ends up in the chimney to roast! And the part where the lady "gets taken advantage of" by the Devil was pretty damned disturbing. I'd say this one is a must for gorehounds.

If you're looking for an overproduced, well-acted flick, look elsewhere. But if you like old-school style Italian sleaze and over the top gore, "Witchery" belongs on your shelf.

I'm surprised by the low rating on here! What were you people expecting, "The Exorcist?" 7 out of 10, kids.


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