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Harry Spalding (writer)
Daniele Stroppa (writer)
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Release Date:
1 December 1988 (West Germany) See more »
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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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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
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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Runtime:
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:God you scared me.
Gary:Who were you expecting? The Phantom of the Opera?
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Movie Connections:
References Sunset Blvd. (1950)See more »

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What are the differences between the British BBFC 18 DVD and the Uncut Version?
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Better than I thought it would be., 3 September 2012
Author: Jan Strydom from South Africa

I found this film under the title THE WITCHERY, I'd never seen or heard about it before recently but when I found out Linda Blair was in it I reckoned it could be worth a look since I was already busy trying to find not so well known films from the 80's or they're just not so well known in my country, here the only horror movies people know are Friday THE 13TH, HALLOWEEN and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, basically you can say if the film wasn't part of a franchise it didn't exist.

Anyway, what really sealed the deal for me to watch this film was finding out David Hasselhoff was also in it, I mean the Hoff in a horror movie that's something you won't see everyday, the film itself wasn't bad, I'd expected worse but fortunately it turned out to be very entertaining, although a few of the death scenes were rather sick especially the scene where a woman has her lips sewn shut and I won't spoil the rest of the scene and when you see a set of boobs for the first time in the film is also a creepy moment (I don't mean the boobs I mean what happens in that particular scene).

The acting isn't too bad, David Hasselhoff gave a better performance than I expected, the only actor that didn't do so well was the kid but you can't really expect too much from a child actor, otherwise the rest of the cast were good enough to keep this film from being a total disaster.

Overall, it was better than I'd expected, it won't win any awards but then again I've seen worst films that have won awards, if you enjoy a few good but sick death scenes and a great atmosphere I'd recommend this film.

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