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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.

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Matt Cimber

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Robert Thom
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

Molly: Why don't you act like a man and go hide in the closet, cowboy?
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References Repulsion (1965) See more »

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Ah, the 70's
13 March 2005 | by swnthomSee all my reviews

This movie can come from no decade but. There is very little action and some weird trippy sequences in it. I will not rehash the plot but I will say that this movie is worth seeing. If you are tired of the bland boring thriller/chiller pieces that are being made today, this is definitely worth renting. Subversive Video has released a cleaned up version on DVD so it is more readily available than in the past. Of note in the film is Millie Perkins, of Diary of Anne Frank fame. She plays the clichéd role of psycho on the verge but she does it with such muted tones and acting that makes you forget how many times the role of Molly has been rehashed in the horror genre.

Also, I would say a word on the production value. While other reviews have noted its shodiness. Let me just remind you this movie was made in 1976. As anyone who has seen 70's movies are aware, a lot of them look like they were made for nothing.


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