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Director:
Writers:
Harry Spalding (writer)
Daniele Stroppa (writer)
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Release Date:
1 December 1988 (West Germany) See more »
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Cast

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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
 
Stunts
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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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Leslie:These are all elements of witchcraft. There is a common denominator in all the mystery cults.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Sesame Street" (1969)See more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the British BBFC 18 DVD and the Uncut Version?
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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Excellent setting, 1 April 2006
Author: Tikkin from United Kingdom

I recently picked this up on VHS under the title "Ghosthouse 2", although it has nothing at all to do with the original Ghosthouse film. I was expecting it to be terrible, after reading IMDb reviews, but it actually turned out to be OK. The setting of the film is what gets the most marks from me - I love seeing the shots of the house and island from the sea. It's THE perfect setting for a horror film. I do think it was a little wasted on this particular film though. Never mind.

The film itself isn't too bad, it just drags a bit in some places and I didn't like the witchcraft theme. I found the scenes where people are transported via that "Doctor Who" style vortex extremely cringe-making. It looked like something from a cheap 80's sci-fi film! Other than that I thought the death of the old woman was excellent - she gets her lips sewn together and is hung upside down above a lit fireplace. She can't scream for help and the others have no idea she's there. Now there's an original death for you! The parts where the helicopter flies around the house are also excellent - the people inside can't signal for help because the house has trapped them inside.

I would recommend horror fans to give this a watch, it's silly and boring at times but the good bits make up for that.

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