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The Haunting of Morella (1990)

A witch is put to death in Colonial America, leaving her husband and infant daughter behind. Seventeen years later, the daughter has grown up and stands to inherit money set up by her ... See full summary »

Director:

Jim Wynorski

Writers:

Edgar Allan Poe (story), R.J. Robertson (screenplay by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
David McCallum ... Gideon
Nicole Eggert ... Morella / Lenora
Christopher Halsted Christopher Halsted ... Guy
Lana Clarkson ... Coel
Maria Ford ... Diane
Jonathan Farwell Jonathan Farwell ... Dr. Gault
John O'Leary John O'Leary ... Quintis
Brewster Gould Brewster Gould ... Miles Archer
Gail Thackray Gail Thackray ... Ilsa (as Gail Harris)
Clement von Franckenstein ... Judge Brock
R.J. Robertson R.J. Robertson ... Reverend Ward
Deborah Dutch ... Serving Girl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sandra Knight
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Storyline

A witch is put to death in Colonial America, leaving her husband and infant daughter behind. Seventeen years later, the daughter has grown up and stands to inherit money set up by her mother's family. Now that the stage is set, the mother wants to return to life by taking over her daughter's body. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El hechizo de Morella See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,547,867
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Concorde-New Horizons See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Goofs

At 61 minutes when Diane appears at the pool, she is wearing the sort of skimpy underwear which would not have been available until well into the 20th century. See more »

Quotes

Morella: My flesh needs sustenance, and your life shall fill that need.
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Referenced in Nothing Good Ever Happens (2016) See more »

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* out of 4.
21 August 2002 | by brandonsites1981See all my reviews

Edger Allen Poe gets the Roger Corman treatment in this flick with plenty of naked women and lots of sexual situations. The story involves a witch put to death. 17 years later, her daughter is all grown up and stands to get a good sum of money. Seeing this as the perfect chance to return to life, the mother tries to take over her daughter's body. Film is totally devoid of entertainment, not even all the sex and nudity can help this one out.

Rated R; Violence, Nudity, Sexual Situations.


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