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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 »

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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

The film was listed on Greater Manchester Police's list of films subject to seizure during the UK video nasty scare of the 1980's. It was later released fully uncut in 1986 (as "The Witch") on the Stablecane label, and under its original title in 2005 by Momentum. 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

Rev. David Thompson: How long has this violence been going on?
Elvira Sharack: Since 1692.
Rev. David Thompson: That's almost 300 years!
Elvira Sharack: My, you are clever!
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Connections

Referenced in Fright Show (1985) See more »

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*1/2 out of 4. (Not as bad as you would think)
25 May 2002 | by brandonsites1981See all my reviews

A witch that was drowned to death back in 1692, returns to life in present day to seek her revenge against anybody and anything that crosses paths with her.

This film certainly does have a high body count (somewhere between 13 - 15) and some pretty creative and grusome murders, but the lighting is a bit too dark and the limited budget hampers it. Still it tries to be original and creative, definately a plus in this genre.

Rated R; Extreme Violence and Profanity.


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