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Wicked Stepmother (1989)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy  |  3 February 1989 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jenny Fisher
Steve Fisher
Shawn Donahue ...
Lt. MacIntosh
Nathan Pringle
Witch Instructor
James Dixon ...
Detective Flynn
Feldshine, Magick Shop Owner
Susie Garrett ...
Bob Goen ...
Game Show Host
Game Show Producer


A mother/daughter pair of witches descend on a yuppie family's home and cause havoc, one at a time since they share one body & the other must live in a cat the rest of the time. Now it's up to the family's mother, a private detective and a suspended police officer to try and stop the witches. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Which witch is which? See more »


Comedy | Fantasy


PG-13 | See all certifications »




Release Date:

3 February 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Madrasta  »

Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The last film starring Bette Davis. See more »


After having Nathan pick the lock to let Jenny back inside. Jenny shuts the door and the door handle falls off, when "Priscilla" arrives a few minutes later the handle is back on the door. See more »


Miranda Pierpoint: Call me mama!
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Referenced in All About Bette (1994) See more »

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C'mon!!! This WAS funny!
6 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

For starters, I am not familiar with Bete Davis. But I would prefer her to stick with the shootings, because she suited the role she was intended for and acts really good.

"Wicked stepmother" is funnier than most of silly comedy/horror, is quite fast and has funny but effective special effects.

This bad-review-bombing isn't deserved by this little flick that doesn't even for one minute take itself seriously! But I suppose this is because of Bete Davis fame who finally didn't get on with the production people - which resulted in the silly plot change.

I would sure like it most with Bete Davis (Miranda) starring (I also love the cat!), having no Priscilla in it - but then again: it's good as is.

B-movie/stupid horror/thriller-comedy fans, sit down and GIVE IT A WATCH because it is worth it. And don't forget the beer!

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