A medieval reenactment troupe find it increasingly difficult to keep their family-like group together, with pressure from local law enforcement, interest from entertainment agents and a growing sense of delusion from their leader.
Two horror tales based on short stories by Edgar Allan Poe directed by two famous horror directors, George A. Romero and Dario Argento. A greedy wife kills her husband, but not completely. A sleazy reporter adopts a strange black cat.
After escaping from an insane asylum, a medical student assumes the identity of a mysterious dead man, who appeared to be his doppelganger, and gets lured to a sinister island ruled by a mad scientist and his malformed men.
Joan Mitchell is an unhappy, suburban housewife pushing 40, who has an uncommunicative businessman husband, named Jack, and a distant 19-year-old daughter, named Nikki, on the verge of moving out of the house. Frustrated at her current situation, Joan seeks solace in witchcraft after visiting Marion Hamilton, a local tarot reader and leader of a secret black arts wicca set, who inspires Joan to follow her own path. After dabbling a little in witchcraft, Joan, believing herself to have become a real witch, withdraws into a fantasy world and sinks deeper and deeper into her new lifestyle until the line between fantasy and reality becomes blurred and eventually tragedy results.Written by
The film's original title was Jack's Wife, which could be seen on VHS copies of the film. See more »
The name on the MasterCharge card Joan uses to buy her witchcraft supplies is "George A Romero". See more »
Your own goddamned daughter, balled in the next room and you go with it.
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Originally filmed and released in 1971 under the title "Hungry Wives" which ran at 130 minutes, the movie was re-edited for foreign distribution and re-released as "Jack's Wife" a year later, running at 104 minutes. In response to George A. Romero's successful release of "Creepshow" in 1982, "Jack's Wife" was released on home video as "Season of the Witch" with the running time trimmed further to 89 minutes. The current video version runs 104 minutes which is the original overseas version titled "Jack's Wife." See more »
Hi everyone, I'm Jan White and I starred in this little opus 35 years ago. Just want to comment on a few of your comments and add a little info that I know.
1. I am not sure if that was Marilyn Eastman because I don't think I ever knew full names of two of these gals playing cards.
2. I wish I too knew what happened to Joedda she was a lovely girl.
3. The Title of "Season of the Witch" was given to "Jacks Wife" aka "Hungary Wives" because of the featured Donovan song in the film. Not to compete with "Halloween." My film came out first with the name, I remember when I heard the subtitle of "Halloween" I couldn't believe they would use the same name as my film.
4. I am not a teckie, so don't know all the technical things your talking about. I did lend Anchor Bay the 16 mm print I have of the original release of "Hungary Wives" which was the first release of the film and it is 98 minutes long. I have never seen a longer version and to my knowledge it does not exist. This DVD release is longer I believe, because they took a few clips they found and patched them in.
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