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The Devonsville Terror (1983)

R | | Horror | October 1983 (USA)
Dr. Worley investigates a 300-year-old witch's curse in the New England town of Devonsville. Three liberated, assertive women move into town, which angers the bigoted, male-dominated town ... See full summary »

Director:

Ulli Lommel

Writers:

Ulli Lommel (screenplay), George T. Lindsey (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Suzanna Love ... Jenny Scanlon
Robert Walker Jr. ... Matthew Pendleton (as Robert Walker)
Donald Pleasence ... Dr. Warley
Paul Willson ... Walter Gibbs
Mary Walden Mary Walden ... Chris
Deanna Haas Deanna Haas ... Monica
Wally Flaherty Wally Flaherty ... Priest
Michael Accardo Michael Accardo ... Ralph Pendleton
Bill Dexter Bill Dexter ... Aaron Pendleton
Priscilla Lowe Priscilla Lowe ... Myrtle Pendleton
Angelica Rebane Angelica Rebane ... Angel Pendleton
Paul Bentzen Paul Bentzen ... Executioner
Morrigan Hurt Morrigan Hurt ... Witch I
Barbara Cihlar Barbara Cihlar ... Witch II
Leslie Smith Leslie Smith ... Witch III
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Dr. Worley investigates a 300-year-old witch's curse in the New England town of Devonsville. Three liberated, assertive women move into town, which angers the bigoted, male-dominated town fathers. One of the women is a reincarnation of the witch, who proceeds to exact revenge on the town males. Written by Joe Arthur <tenebrae50@hotmail.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

the devonsville Terror See more »

Filming Locations:

Lincoln County, Wisconsin, USA See more »

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New West Films See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Witch! WITCH!! WIIIIIIITCH!!!
16 September 2004 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

The little town of Devonsville, 1683. Three slightly eccentric, yet innocent women are gruesomely tortured and executed. Devonsville, 1983…around the same time three hundred years later 3 single women come to settle in the town that is still congested by Puritan, superficial villagers. The 20th century-inhabitants of Devonsville simply seem like reincarnations of their forefathers and they quickly begin to suspect the newly arrived ladies of witchery. The gorgeous new teacher (Suzanna Love) in particular.

Ulli Lommel's The Devonsville Terror is cheap 80's taking on the gruesome subject of the Inquisition and witchery, a horror sub genre that I personally cherish highly. Obviously, the atmosphere and tension doesn't come near the classic titles in this sub genre, like 'The Witchfinder General' or 'Mark of the Devil' but it does feature some chilling scenery and ingenious horror moments. Veteran horror actor Donald Pleasance stars as the town's doctor who constantly has to pick living worms out of his own flesh (due to a curse placed on his family, centuries ago). The film is overall decent and certainly worth a watch if you're an undemanding horror lover. Too bad about the bad ending, though…Well, it isn't exactly a BAD ending. More like an unsatisfying one. Just when the plot takes a vicious new twist, the end-credits start rolling over the screen and you're left behind with an empty feeling in your stomach.


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