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Superstition (1982)

Unrated | | Horror | 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 Jacquelyn Hyde ... Elvira Sharack
Robert Symonds ... Pike
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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

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

When Arty is hurled against the ceiling in the beginning, the rig holding him aloft is visible just before his head hits the ceiling in the long shot. The next shot is a closeup of his head and shoulders actually hitting, and the rig is gone. See more »

Quotes

Ann Leahy: [slapping Cheryl] Shut your bitchy mouth!
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a witch determined to get even with anyone who nears black pond!
11 September 2005 | by candygirlejectedSee all my reviews

this movie is great to be low budget! one of the best i have seen in a long time! kinda makes me laugh and shiver each time i watch it. truly a classic of it's time. add it to your collection right away! the mood is okay, the tone is spooky,the music is super and the story line makes sense.the first time i saw this movie on the shelf of a nearby mom and pop shop i read the back cover and knew right a way that this was not one of those lame phoney movies. i took it home poped into the VCR and was able to watch the whole movie from start to finish! although this movie did not spook me as bad as some others i have seen, it did loom gloom over me just while if u can find this movie rent it or better yet by it u won't regret it!


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