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Witches' Brew (1980)

A remake of 1944's Lon Chaney film Weird Woman (the first was Burn, Witch, Burn! in 1962) is more of a horror spoof, as three women use witchcraft to help their professor husbands further ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Teri Garr ... Margaret Lightman
Richard Benjamin ... Joshua Lightman
Lana Turner ... Vivian Cross
James Winkler James Winkler ... Linus Cross (as James R. Winker) (as James Winker)
Kathryn Leigh Scott ... Susan Carey
Bill Sorrells Bill Sorrells ... Nick Carey
Kelly Jean Peters ... Linda Reynolds
Jordan Charney ... Charlie Reynolds
Nathan Roth Nathan Roth ... Ben Cohn
Barbara Minkus Barbara Minkus ... Saleswoman (as Barbara Minkus-Barron)
Bonnie Gondell Bonnie Gondell ... Marcia Groton
Angus Scrimm ... Carl Groton (as Lawrence Guy)
Carlos Royval Carlos Royval ... Patrol Officer #1
Tony Kulik Tony Kulik ... Patrol Officer #2
Gerald Ray Gerald Ray ... Meter Officer #1
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A remake of 1944's Lon Chaney film Weird Woman (the first was Burn, Witch, Burn! in 1962) is more of a horror spoof, as three women use witchcraft to help their professor husbands further their careers. When a higher position becomes available in the university, they turn on each other, and no one is safe! Written by John N. Daily

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Comedy | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Weird Woman See more »

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Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Final film role of Lana Turner. See more »

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Version of Weird Woman (1944) See more »

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Witches' Brew
Sung by Joyce Vincent Wilson
Lyrics by Lennie Bleecher
Music by John Carl Parker (as John Parker)
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"I'm turning in my bat guano!".. final film for Lana Turner is a slapdash affair
16 September 2017 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Three modern-day housewives casually use witchcraft to further their husbands' careers. Only one of the couples, Teri Garr and Richard Benjamin, are nicely-matched (brightly-zonked Garr can make any screen-partner look good), but this sloppy comedic rendering of 1944's "Weird Woman" (and its popular remake, 1962's "Burn, Witch, Burn") had a troubled production that shows its seams on-screen. Poorly written, directed, photographed and edited, the film served as the final bow for actress Lana Turner (in a throwaway role as sort of a matriarch witch) and should be justly forgotten. NO STARS from ****


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