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Superstition (1982)

Unrated | | Horror | 2 January 1985 (USA)
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A witch put to death in 1692 swears vengeance on her persecutors and returns to the present day to punish their descendants.

Director:

James W. Roberson

Writers:

Galen Thompson (screenplay) (as Donald G. Thompson), Michael O. Sajbel (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Houghton ... Rev. David Thompson
Albert Salmi ... Inspector Sturgess
Lynn Carlin ... Melinda Leahy
Larry Pennell ... George Leahy
Jacquelyn Hyde ... Elvira Sharack
Robert Symonds ... Pike
Heidi Bohay Heidi Bohay ... Ann Leahy
Maylo McCaslin Maylo McCaslin ... Sheryl Leahy
Carole Goldman ... Elondra
Stacy Keach Sr. ... Rev. Maier
Kim Marie Kim Marie ... Mary
Billy Jayne ... Justin Leahy (as Billy Jacoby)
Johnny Doran Johnny Doran ... Charlie
Bennett Liss Bennett Liss ... Arty
Joshua Cadman ... Arlen (as Josh Cadman)
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Storyline

A family moves into a long-condemned New England household with a big pond out back that everybody loves to swim in. Soon, however, they find that the pond was the site of the execution- by-drowning of a witch three hundred years before, and she's back to revenge herself on anybody nearby, whether they're Catholic or not. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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You'll believe it just before you die... See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Witch See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Superstition was extremely popular on pre-cert video in the UK on the VTC label in the early 1980s. So popular that it actually got a subsequent cinema release in 1984 under the title "The Witch" courtesy of Bordeaux Films International. This is one of the few times a video release was followed up by a theatrical release, rather than the other way around. It was then re-released by Stablecane under the title "The Witch" again on video shortly afterwards. See more »

Goofs

(Around 51:00) During the execution of the witch, her modern dental work, including a row of amalgam fillings, is visible. See more »

Quotes

Ann Leahy: [slapping Cheryl] Shut your bitchy mouth!
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Referenced in Video Nasties: Draconian Days (2014) See more »

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A surprisingly good film--albeit cliched
24 March 2002 | by weltonbSee all my reviews

This movie has all of the elements that you expect from a horror film--and I mean that in the best way! All right, it's admittedly low budget, but the frequent deaths, presented with almost metronomic spacing, are inventive and entertaining. Plus, it is a delight to see a film that really does have a supernatural grounding, instead of the so-tired slasher bit.

You should definitely watch this movie when you are alone at night--watching it with friends or in the daytime gives you too much chance to let the low budget distract you from the flow...


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