An antique dealer living in Manila falls victim to an ancient Satanic curse--the result of his wife joining a cult. Seeking help from a local historian, he disbands the coven and rescues her.

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John C. Higgins (screenplay), John A. Bushelman (story) (as John Bushelman)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tom Selleck ... James Robertson
Barra Grant ... Chris Robertson
Tani Guthrie ... Kitty Duarte (as Tani Phelps Guthrie)
Paraluman Paraluman ... Juana Rios
Vic Silayan Vic Silayan ... Dr. Dangal
Vic Diaz ... Carlos Ching
Gina Laforteza Gina Laforteza ... Andrea
Ben Rubio Ben Rubio ... Tommy Tantuico
Paquito Salcedo Paquito Salcedo ... Mortician
Chito Reyes Chito Reyes ... Guerilla
Bobby Greenwood Bobby Greenwood ... Mrs. Postlewaite
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Storyline

James Robertson buys a painting depicting witches being burned at the stake, one of whom bears an uncanny resemblance to his wife, Chris. Chris, gradually taken over by the personality of the witch in the painting that she resembles, allies herself with two other reincarnated witches to plan James' death, as he proves to be a descendant of the man responsible for the witches' fate. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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A secret cult of lust-craved witches torturing with fire and desire!

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Horror

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R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film was released on November 1, 1972, by United Artists. It was released as a double feature with Superbeast. See more »

Quotes

Chris Robertson: Put that away, it won't do any good.
James Robertson: What do you mean? It's a 357 magnum, it will go through the engine block of a car.
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Referenced in Horror Business (2005) See more »

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The Wind Blew Up Her Nightie
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Traditional bawdy song
Performed by Paquito Salcedo
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Creepy...But Stupid Ending!!!
2 April 2011 | by BogieandBacallfanSee all my reviews

I'd never heard of this 70's horror movie until the other night when TCM had a late night airing. I've always liked Tom Selleck and even in this effective but somewhat cheesy scare-fest he does an awesome acting job! For the time and plot, this movie does include some chilling suspense and eerie music and/or chanting--the freaky calling out of the wife's name in the middle of the night was a perfect tool to get you on the edge of your seat!

However, the ending was really stupid in my opinion! I don't want to say what happens, as I don't want to really include a "spoiler." But, with all the build-up and suspense, the way the film concludes was a total let-down and ridiculous! To me no matter how awesome or superb a movie was...if the end is terrible then it ruins the rest of it as well.

I would not recommend bothering with this...unless you're a die-hard Selleck fan, or a 70's cult-horror film collector (that doesn't care how films play out or end). However, if you like Selleck...stick with "Magnum, p.i.!"


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Country:

Philippines | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daughters of Satan See more »

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Budget:

$275,000 (estimated)
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A & S Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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