MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,746 this week

Wicked Stepmother (1989)

3.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.8/10 from 1,170 users  
Reviews: 21 user | 5 critic

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... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 06 Sep 2011
 
a list of 2915 titles
created 19 Sep 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 22 Jan 2012
 
a list of 1544 titles
created 19 Feb 2013
 
list image
a list of 114 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Wicked Stepmother (1989)

Wicked Stepmother (1989) on IMDb 3.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Wicked Stepmother.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Horror | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A teenager (Adam Arkin) becomes a werewolf after a family vacation in Transylvania.

Director: Larry Cohen
Stars: Adam Arkin, Roz Kelly, Ed McMahon
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

The mutant babies have been placed by court order on a deserted island. Appalled by the cycnicism and exploitation of the children by the legal system and the media, the man responsible for... See full summary »

Director: Larry Cohen
Stars: Michael Moriarty, Karen Black, Laurene Landon
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

An epidemic of mutant monster babies sweeps America.

Director: Larry Cohen
Stars: Frederic Forrest, Kathleen Lloyd, John P. Ryan
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A director makes a movie based on a murder he committed.

Director: Larry Cohen
Stars: Zoƫ Lund, Eric Bogosian, Brad Rijn
Bone (1972)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A thief breaks into the home of a wealthy, happily married Beverly Hills couple. He soon finds out, though, that the couple is neither as wealthy as he thought they were and are not as ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Cohen
Stars: Yaphet Kotto, Andrew Duggan, Joyce Van Patten
Family Reunion (TV Movie 1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Fielder Cook
Stars: Bette Davis, J. Ashley Hyman, David Huddleston
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When a family moves to a country home, the young girls experience strange happenings that have a link to an occult event years past.

Directors: John Hough, Vincent McEveety
Stars: Bette Davis, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Kyle Richards
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The story of the late J. Edgar Hoover, who was head of the FBI from 1924-1972. The film follows Hoover from his racket-busting days through his reign under eight U.S. presidents.

Director: Larry Cohen
Stars: Broderick Crawford, James Wainwright, Michael Parks
Madame Sin (1972)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A CIA agent is used as a pawn in an insane woman's plan to steal a Polaris submarine.

Director: David Greene
Stars: Bette Davis, Robert Wagner, Denholm Elliott
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Three sons who work in the family construction business help their overbearing mother celebrate her anniversary to her late husband.

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: Bette Davis, Sheila Hancock, Jack Hedley
Crime | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A New York detective investigates a series of murders committed by random New Yorkers who claim that "God told them to."

Director: Larry Cohen
Stars: Tony Lo Bianco, Deborah Raffin, Sandy Dennis
White Mama (TV Movie 1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A poor, elderly white woman living in a tenement in a black ghetto is befriended by a neighborhood boy, and the two of them form a mutually beneficial relationship: he provides her ... See full summary »

Director: Jackie Cooper
Stars: Bette Davis, Ernest Harden Jr., Eileen Heckart
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Priscilla
...
Jenny Fisher
...
Sam
...
Steve Fisher
Shawn Donahue ...
Mike
...
Lt. MacIntosh
...
Nathan Pringle
...
Witch Instructor
James Dixon ...
Detective Flynn
...
Feldshine, Magick Shop Owner
Susie Garrett ...
Mandy
...
Vanilla
Bob Goen ...
Game Show Host
...
Game Show Producer
Edit

Storyline

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

Taglines:

Beware of these "Bette Davis eyes"! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 February 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Madrasta  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Despite getting top billing, Bette Davis only appears in the film for roughly 11 minutes. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Miranda Pierpoint: Call me mama!
See more »

Connections

References Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I liked it!
30 November 2005 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Sadly this film has been trashed over and over. But Bette Davis actually saves this movie from being totally forgotten. It was our last opportunity to see her act before her passing in Oct 1989. She doesn't look anywhere near as bad as she thought she did; in the scene where she meets her new step-grandson, she looks very effective in her white ensemble.

It has it's funny moments, Bette is both dry and witty in her principal scenes and I'd love to see it out on DVD. I gave it 8 out of 10. No problems with the production design nor direction. Cohen made a courageous attempt to put together a quick fix storyline after Bette Davis walked out after one week's filming and I salute him for giving Bette a final opportunity to appear on screen. She's wonderful in her too few scenes. A complete riot. If only it could have been completed, this would have been quite a comedy.

Thanks to the cast and crew for working on this film after the difficulties. If they hadn't, we'd never have seen the scene's Bette did film.

I liked it!


9 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why the walk-off? upodghata
Is Davis' 'WICKED...' better than Crawford's 'TROG'? SaltRiverNative84
WOW!!!! this movie was pretty bad! urnotasbarredoutasiam
was it good? tomnic1980
does anyone know... Trucifix
Shrinking / Miniturization Decky_McG
Discuss Wicked Stepmother (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?