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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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... Molly
... Long John
... Cathy
Peggy Feury ... Doris
Jean Pierre Camps ... Tadd
Mark Livingston ... Tripoli
... Billy Batt
... Alexander McPeak
... Detective Beardsley
... Detective Stone
... Clarissa
Stan Ross ... Jack Dracula
Lynne Guthrie ... Carol
Barry Cooper ... Newcomer
... 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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A Bruxa que Veio do Mar  »

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Screenwriter Robert Thom patterned the character of Molly after his onetime wife Millie Perkins. For example, Perkins' real-life father was a sea captain just like her dad is in the movie. See more »

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Molly: Why don't you act like a man and go hide in the closet, cowboy?
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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) See more »

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Weird, Amateurish and Senseless Slasher B-movie of Exploitation
24 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

In California, Molly (Millie Perkins ) 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.

"The Witch Who Came from the Sea" is a weird, amateurish and senseless B-movie with a poor combination of slasher and exploitation. The screenplay is a complete mess and the situations are absolutely strangers without explanation. The United Kingdom Department of Public Prosecutions included "The Witch Who Came from the Sea" in a list of "video nasties". In Brazil, this film was recently released on DVD with wonderful art work but low quality of image and sound. It is worthwhile watching it only to satisfy the curiosity... and then forget it. My vote is two.

Title (Brazil): "A Bruxa que Veio do Mar" ("The Witch Who Came from the Sea")


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