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Witchcraft II: The Temptress (1989)

Video  -  Horror  -  February 1990 (UK)
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William Adams (as Charles Solomon)
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Dolores
David Homb ...
Boomer (as David L. Homb)
Mia M. Ruiz ...
Michelle (as Mia Ruiz)
Jay Richardson ...
Mr. Adams
Cheryl Janecky ...
Mrs. Adams
Mary Shelley ...
Elizabeth Stocton (as Mary Shelly)
Frank Woods ...
Reverend Cross
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Audrey
Roy Stone ...
Boss
Anat Topol ...
Grace Churchill (as Anat Topol-Barzilai)
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Trevor Narom ...
Burned Husband
Sarah Neece ...
Burned Wife
Liz Kane ...
Cackling Woman
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Witch from the first Witchcraft movie stalks the now teenage child. She attempts to kill his friends in order to slowly corrupt him to Satan. However the boy is able to defeat the evil Satanic witch, and not enter into Evil with her. Written by Gothbert <gothbert@cyberramp.net>

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somewhat better than the first one, and begins the series' trend towards more nudity
26 September 2005 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

This entry in the series takes place about eighteen years after the first one. William Churchill, the infant in that one, is now a young man by the name of William Adams preparing to go to college.

In the first one, the baby was born to John and Grace Churchill, who after William was born lived with John's mother Elizabeth. John and Elizabeth turned out to be witches, who believed that William was the reincarnation (or something) of the unborn child who died when a John and Elizabeth Stocton were burned at the stake for witchcraft some 300 years ago. Whether the Churchills were the descendants of, or reincarnations of the Stoctons, or whether they somehow were the Stoctons, I'm not sure.

Witchcraft II does include some footage from the first film in a number of scenes, and could probably stand on its own, but it's probably better to start with the first one. The other titles in the series have less continuity, though Will returns in all except parts 8 and 10.

This one does skip over some of the things that happened in between the movies. What happened to Grace Churchill isn't clear. Presumably the Adams family lived in Texas for a time, because Charles Solomon as Will has a definite accent, even more pronounced in the next two films he appeared in. Most of the actors who portray Will in the later films lack that accent, though.

Elizabeth Churchill (I think it was her, anyway) changes herself into Dolores Jones (Danish Penthouse Pet Delia Sheppard), a neighbor of the Adams. She wears black, a pentagram ring and necklace, and a silver snake belt and bracelet. Somehow, other witches don't realize she's a witch in spite of this. She makes some seductive moves towards Will, which if she is his mother/grandmother is disturbing, but she is a servant of Satan after all.

Dolores interrupts Will when he's making out with his girlfriend Michelle Cross, a preacher's daughter. He finds a mysterious package containing what seems to be a silver ashtray with Latin inscriptions on it. His parents know what it is and means, but don't tell him. They expect two more packages to arrive.

Will begins to learn more about where he came from, and people in his life start dying.

There's an odd The Entity-style rape in one scene (though with underwear on). It was unclear to me who was responsible. There's a few rapes in the series (e.g. pimps raping hookers), but not another one like this until Witchcraft XI: Sisters in Blood (2000), which is also an odd one tied to witchcraft.

The first part, unless it exists in more than one version, featured no nudity or sex scenes. This one features some, from both Michelle and Dolores, but no more than the amount of gratuitous nudity one might expect in a horror movie. Later titles in the series gravitated towards erotic horror, with some scenes feeling like softcore, even featuring some full frontal nudity.

This isn't a great movie, but it is fairly entertaining, and it's not as slow as the first one.


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