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Witchcraft (1964)

Not Rated | | Horror | September 1964 (USA)
When her grave is disturbed by modern-day land developers, a 300-year-old witch is accidentally resurrected and terrorizes an English village.

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Don Sharp

Writer:

Harry Spalding
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Morgan Whitlock (as Lon Chaney)
Jack Hedley ... Bill Lanier
Jill Dixon ... Tracy Lanier
Viola Keats Viola Keats ... Helen Lanier
Marie Ney Marie Ney ... Malvina Lanier
David Weston ... Todd Lanier
Diane Clare ... Amy Whitlock
Yvette Rees ... Vanessa Whitlock
Barry Linehan ... Myles Forrester
Victor Brooks Victor Brooks ... Inspector Baldwin
Marianne Stone ... Forrester's Secretary
John Dunbar John Dunbar ... Doctor
Hilda Fenemore Hilda Fenemore ... Nurse (as Hilda Fennemore)
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Storyline

Since the 17th Century when the Lanier's buried a Whitlock woman alive as a witch and took over the Whitlock estate, the Whitlocks have hungered for revenge. Against the wishes of both families, Amy Whitlock and Bill Lanier are planning on getting married. The Laniers have sent bulldozers onto the old Whitlock Estate to level the land for a construction project. Morgan Whitlock and his daughter Amy make a futile effort to stop the bulldozers that overturn headstones and churn up graves in the Whitlock Cemetery. That night, an overturned coffin opens and Vanessa Whitlock, the witch buried centuries ago, rises from the grave. Together with Morgan, they use their supernatural powers and soon, one-by-one, the Laniers meet with fatal accidents. Tracy Lanier follows Amy into the family crypt and is astonished to see Vanessa and her witches in weird supernatural rites. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

Could They Stop The Mystic Cult That Killed By The BLOOD CURSE! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brujería See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lippert Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The number of the credited cast is 13, the same number as the coven of witches. See more »

Goofs

Bill and Todd Lanier do not have a Devil Doll tied to their car when they are bewitched and almost go over the quarry cliff, even though the charm was necessary for sending Helen Lanier over the same cliff and was also needed to cause the death of Myles Forrester. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Morgan Whitlock: Stop that! This is blasphemy! Stop it! Go back! Go back, I say!
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Connections

References Black Sunday (1960) See more »

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where is this film now?
12 May 2006 | by scfcbarker007See all my reviews

Having watched horror movies from the age of four, and still going strong today in my 40s. Two films that spring to mind that scared me as a kid were "The Night Walker", and "Witchcraft". unfortunately neither are shown anymore on TV,which to me is a great pity as films like this do give you the creeps and certain scenes from these movies still stand firmly in my memory after all this time. Forget all the gallons of blood and gory mutilation that movies today seem to rely on. Give the audience the old traditional things that go bump in the night, the dark shadows flashing across the walls, eerie sounds etc... With the movie Witchcraft, I can remember a couple of sheer terror moments as a child watching this at my Nans house. One being a woman gets into her car in the morning, she checks into the rear view mirror everything fine.She glances a second time, only this time the witch is sitting in the back seat staring at her. This then results in her crashing the vehicle down an embankment. The second scene is a man taking a bath,and in another part of town the witch is holding a voodoo doll of the man, then submerges the doll into a water vat, thus drowning him. Hope this film will become available on DVD someday.. after all its been 35yrs since I last saw it..


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