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Death by Invitation (1971)

R | | Horror | 20 October 1971 (USA)
A young woman learns that one of her ancestors had been burned at the stake as a witch. She decides to revenge her on the descendants of the people who had her killed.





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Credited cast:
Aaron Phillips ...
Peter Vroot
Norman Parker ...
Jake (as Norman Paige)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jerry Allgor ...
Dutch Villager
Sinee Assanuvat ...
Person in Office
Maxine Berman ...
Dutch Villager
De De Binder ...
Dutch Villager
Michael Borrutto ...
Dutch Villager
Joyce Bowen ...
Dutch Villager
Frea Braem ...
Dutch Villager
Bruce Brentlinger ...
Michael Vroot
Karen Buryiak ...
Dutch Villager
Denver John Collins ...
Roger Vroot
Debbie Dean ...
Dutch Villager
Margaret Duff ...
Dutch Villager


A young woman learns that one of her ancestors had been burned at the stake as a witch. She decides to revenge her on the descendants of the people who had her killed.

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Film debut of Shelby Leverington. See more »


Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

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Slow, dull, and barely worthwhile
27 February 2014 | by (Los Angeles, Ca) – See all my reviews

Reborn in modern times, the ancestor of a crucified witch begins a path of vengeance against the descendants of those who targeted her as the burgeoning body count forces a skeptical police officer to stop the rampage.

This is one of the most bland and lifeless of the kind of films of the genre. This is merely due to one important factor where it's so light on horror hardly anything really happens here. Instead, this one turns into such a talky, drama-centered film that this one eats up nearly a third on its running time on several different monologues that just eat up time here doing nothing but generate extreme boredom recounting a story about her encounter with the Devil that would've been better served as an on-screen flashback instead of a dialogue-only sequence, or even the unimportant tale about the female warrior tribe which is just endless, tiresome and has little to do with the movie itself which all combined together make it's inclusion an incredibly weird one but the decision to make it last so long is really puzzling and troublesome for the film as a whole. The revenge tactics employed here are mostly done off-camera and quite rarely make for interesting viewing as to how it plays out here with such a decided lack of interesting moments as the entire film goes through the notion of not following through with anything of value. The attempts at building suspense by focusing on the family around her going about their lives are just flat-out boring, the scenarios presented here are even more so and it really features nothing even remotely engaging or enjoyable. The only remotely tolerable part is the finale, where the full revenge is accomplished in a remotely engaging manner, but it really is just the one scene here that works while nearly everything else here is a disaster.

Rated R: Violence and Language.

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