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When a storm strands a group on a Massachusetts island where the only dwelling is an old hotel supposedly... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Witchery (1988) Review
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A Look Back with Linda Blair, in Celebration of 'The Exorcist'
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The 80's! Witches! Linda Blair and David Hasselhof! What are you waiting for? See more (38 total) »


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David Hasselhoff ... Gary

Linda Blair ... Jane Brooks

Catherine Hickland ... Linda Sullivan

Annie Ross ... Rose Brooks

Hildegard Knef ... 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 ... Secretary
Ely Coughlin ... Satan
Kara Lynch ... Cindy
Jamie Hanes ... Jon (as James Hanes)
Richard Ladenburg ... Sheriff
George Stevens ... Fisherman

Directed by
Fabrizio Laurenti  (as Martin Newlin)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Harry Spalding  writer
Daniele Stroppa  writer

Produced by
Joe D'Amato .... producer
Original Music by
Carlo Maria Cordio 
Randy Miller 
Cinematography by
Gianlorenzo Battaglia 
Film Editing by
Kathleen Stratton  (as Rosanna Landi)
Casting by
Werner Pochath  (as Paul Werner)
Art Direction by
Massimo Antonello Geleng  (as Alex Colby)
Production Management
Annie Jurgielewicz .... production manager
Art Department
Julie Duncan .... props
Sound Department
Michael Barry .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Maurizio Trani .... special effects
Maurizio Trani .... special makeup
Brian Ricci .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Bates .... still photographer
Ken Davis .... assistant camera
Bobby Douglass .... electrician
Lee Hughes .... grip
Ben Miller .... electrician
Syd Potter .... grip
John Wynn .... camera operator
Paolo Tiberti .... grip (uncredited)
Editorial Department
David Shaw .... assistant editor
Other crew
Jane Bailey .... script supervisor
Walter Kelly .... production accountant
Michael Peavey .... helicopter pilot (as Mike Peavey)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"La casa 4 (Witchcraft)" - Italy (original title)
"Witchcraft" - Europe (English title)
"Witchcraft: Return of the Exorcist" - Philippines (English title)
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95 min | USA:96 min (uncut version)
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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 (#1.18)" (1985).See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Jane Brooks:[possessed by the Lady in Black] There are three doors to the darkside. Lust, avarice, and ire. Linda for the lust, Rose for the greed, and ire for the persecuted witch.See more »
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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
The 80's! Witches! Linda Blair and David Hasselhof! What are you waiting for?, 23 June 2008
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

"Witchery" might just be the most incoherent and lamentably scripted horror movie of the 80's but, luckily enough, it has a few compensating qualities like fantastic gore effects, an exhilarating musical score and some terrific casting choices. Honestly the screenplay doesn't make one iota of sense, but who cares when Linda Blair (with an exploded hairstyle) portrays yet another girl possessed by evil powers and David Hasselhof depicts a hunky photographer (who can't seem to get laid) in a movie that constantly features bloody voodoo, sewn-shut lips, upside down crucifixions, vicious burnings and an overused but genuinely creepy tune. Eight random people are gathered together on an abandoned vacation resort island off the coast of Massachusetts. The young couple is there to investigate the place's dark history; the dysfunctional family (with a pregnant Linda Blair even though nobody seems to bother about who the father is and what his whereabouts are) considers re-opening the hotel and the yummy female architect simply tagged along for casual sex. They're forced to stay the night in the ramshackle hotel and then suddenly the previous landlady – an aging actress or something who always dresses in black – starts taking them out in various engrossing ways. Everything is somehow related to the intro sequence showing a woman accused of witchery jump out of a window. Anyway, the plot is definitely of minor importance in an Italian horror franchise that started as an unofficial spin-off of "The Evil Dead". The atmosphere is occasionally unsettling and the make-up effects are undoubtedly the most superior element of the entire film. There's something supremely morbid and unsettling about staring at a defenseless woman hanging upside down a chimney and waiting to get fried.

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