Masters of Horror: Season 1, Episode 2

Dreams in the Witch-House (4 Nov. 2005)

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A graduate student questions his sanity after he rents a room in an old boarding house which was the residence of a 17th Century witch, and he figures out that the evil forces still roam within the walls.

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Walter Gilman, a college student, rents out a very cheap room in an old house, but it proves to be no bargain. One of his neighbors prays loudly and bangs on the furniture. Another neighbor, a single mother, issues a blood-curdling scream soon after his arrival. It turns out that she and her baby are being attacked by a persistent rat. Walter plugs up the rat-hole, but they still aren't safe. Walter is having nightmares - dreams that seem to have been inspired by the first neighbor, who warns him of a witch and her familiar: a rat with a human face. Walter soon suspects that the witch of his nightmare is real and that she is going to force him to kill the baby. Written by J. Spurlin

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In this movie it's the second time Ezra Godden has a character that wears a 'Miskatonic University' t-shirt in a Stuart Gordon film. The first one was Dagon (2001) where they both were involved. See more »

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Walter Gilman: This house is infested with rats. I can hear them in the walls.
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Gordon does it again.
30 January 2011 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Reanimator, From Beyond, Castle Freak, Dagon: if there's any director who genuinely strives to do justice to the twisted supernatural work of H.P.Lovecraft, it's Stuart Gordon, whose film adaptations of the great writer's work have displayed considerable skill, visual flair and imagination (if you haven't seen Castle Freak or Dagon yet, you're missing out!). Dreams in The Witch House, Gordon's first Master of Horrors episode, is further proof (as if any was needed) that the man sure knows his stuff when it comes strange alternate dimensions, ancient evil creatures, and general Gothic creepiness.

Lovecraft's short story, about an ancient evil witch who crosses space and time to possess grad student Walter Gilman, offers plenty of opportunity for freakiness including an evil rat familiar with a human face, strange dream sequences, gratuitous hot witch sex, a central character descending slowly into madness and even ritualistic infanticide—just the kind of material that Gordon does best. All of this is realised with lashings of atmosphere, a touch of gruesome gore, some unapologetic nastiness, plus a spot of welcome nudity from curvaceous hottie Chelah Horsdal as Gilman's MILF of a neighbour, making Dreams in the Witch House a fabulously frightful way to spend an hour of your time.


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