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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Masurewicz: She has come. Your soul is in peril.
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True horror in the classic form
8 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Stuart Gordon looks like a grizzly bear, but in watching interviews with him he seems like a big teddy bear. And it really shows in this.

Of course the Lovecraft story is updated a bit but it does capture the heart of it.

The story is a collage student rents a room in an old boarding house and encounters a slob of a landlord, on old guy who seems a little off of his rocker, and a very likable single mom with a baby who's just trying to get by. The student befriends the mom and baby only to find out the house has a dark secret. And of course the student looks for the answers.

This is really creepy. I guess it goes back to childhood stories about witches that creeped me out when I was four years old. So, I think of it as an adult fairy tail.

If you like classic horror stories, this should grab you!


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