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The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976)

A disturbed woman is haunted by memories of childhood abuse, which culminates in a murder spree.

Director:

Matt Cimber

Writer:

Robert Thom
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Millie Perkins ... Molly
Lonny Chapman ... Long John
Vanessa Brown ... Cathy
Peggy Feury Peggy Feury ... Doris
Jean Pierre Camps Jean Pierre Camps ... Tadd
Mark Livingston Mark Livingston ... Tripoli
Rick Jason ... Billy Batt
Stafford Morgan ... Alexander McPeak
Richard Kennedy ... Detective Beardsley
George 'Buck' Flower ... Detective Stone
Roberta Collins ... Clarissa
Stan Ross Stan Ross ... Jack Dracula
Lynne Guthrie Lynne Guthrie ... Carol
Barry Cooper Barry Cooper ... Newcomer
Gene Rutherford ... Sam Walters
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In California, Molly is a deranged woman that babysits her nephews while her sister works hard sewing clothes for her clients. Molly works as waitress in a restaurant in the night shift and is the lover of the owner. She has fantasies with other handsome men. But Molly has also recollections of her childhood, when she was sexually abused by her father. Her insanity leads her to a murderous crime spree against men. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Molly really knows how to cut men down to size!!

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Trivia

George "Buck" Flower not only acts in this movie as one of the homicide detectives investigating the murders committed by Millie Perkins in the movie, but also served as the film's casting director. In fact, Flower cast his own daughter Verkina to play young Molly in the disturbing flashback sequences featured in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Alexander McPeak: [Molly watches a commercial on tv starring Alexander McPeak, she imagines that he talks to her] Why don't you shave me, you hot sweet little bitch.
Alexander McPeak: [McPeak starts cutting his throat with a razor] Start right here.
Alexander McPeak: Here under the left ear Molly.
Alexander McPeak: Dig deep Molly.
Alexander McPeak: Spiral around the throat Molly.
Alexander McPeak: Dig deep Molly.
Alexander McPeak: Back and forth Molly.
Alexander McPeak: Untill you get the parts that you want.
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Unique, surreal and disturbing, but exploitative
16 April 2000 | by pearceduncanSee all my reviews

This one's a real weirdie. It's unique, surreal and genuinely disturbing, and Millie Perkins gives a memorably intense and bizarre performance as Molly. It goes out of its way to shock the viewer, and largely succeeds. It also features the single most upsetting childhood trauma flashback I've ever seen.

It's probably too much for most people's tastes, but if you enjoy flawed one-of-a-kind low budget '70s horror, it's worth a look if you can find it. I am a bit dubious about the exploitative way it uses the subject of child abuse device to shock and disturb the viewer, so be warned.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Bruxa que Veio do Mar See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

| (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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