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Witchery (1988)

La casa 4 (Witchcraft) (original title)
When a storm strands a group on a Massachusetts island where the only dwelling is an old hotel supposedly haunted by the ghost of a former German actress (Knef), the result is the standard ... See full summary »

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Fabrizio Laurenti (as Martin Newlin)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Hasselhoff ... Gary
Linda Blair ... Jane Brooks
Catherine Hickland ... Linda Sullivan
Annie Ross ... Rose Brooks
Hildegard Knef ... Lady In Black
Leslie Cumming Leslie Cumming ... Leslie
Robert Champagne Robert Champagne ... Freddie Brooks (as Bob Champagne)
Rick Farnsworth Rick Farnsworth ... Jerry Giordano
Michael Manchester Michael Manchester ... Tommy Brooks
Frank Cammarata Frank Cammarata ... Tony Giordano
Victoria Biggers Victoria Biggers ... Secretary
Ely Coughlin Ely Coughlin ... Satan
Kara Lynch Kara Lynch ... Cindy
Jamie Hanes Jamie Hanes ... Jon (as James Hanes)
Richard Ladenburg Richard Ladenburg ... Sheriff
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Storyline

When a storm strands a group on a Massachusetts island where the only dwelling is an old hotel supposedly haunted by the ghost of a former German actress (Knef), the result is the standard horror film as each of the cast is picked off one-by-one. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Horror

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R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

6 August 1989 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Evil Encounters See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmirage See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is Linda Blair's only portrayal as a mother in waiting in a feature film. Also interesting to note is that the father is never once mentioned or referred to. Blair had, however, also played a pregnant woman in her earlier television guest appearance in Murder, She Wrote: Murder Takes the Bus (1985). See more »

Goofs

After the helicopter leaves the island, it is the middle of the night when Leslie and Gary first go into the house, yet it is the middle of the day when they finally get upstairs - all in the space of a few seconds. See more »

Quotes

Leslie: God you scared me.
Gary: Who were you expecting? The Phantom of the Opera?
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Alternate Versions

The original UK video release (as "Ghosthouse II") was cut by 21 secs by the BBFC to remove a shot of blood spurting from a slashed neck, plus heavily editing the nudity during the orgy scene. The 2001 DVD release (as "Witchcraft") restores the violence from the opening sequence but also uses a slow-motion effect to remove the nudity from the orgy. As the BBFC state that they made no cuts to the film it would appear to have been pre-edited before submission. See more »

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I loved it
16 February 2005 | by dragon_gurl_1976See all my reviews

I like seeing Linda Blair playing in an actual "horror" movie again. I had been disappointed with her in most everything since the "Exorcist "movies (Which i loved). What was up with all of those nasty "B-movies" she did?

David Hassellhoff on the other hand, all i could do is laugh. He is not cut out to be a horror movie actor. David needs to stick to "Knight Rider" or "Baywatch".

All around, this is an awesome movie. Even for the eighties, this was an awesome film. It has horror, action, and drama. It is a suspenseful, and I loved the way Linda Blair turned out.


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