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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 ... 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:

R | See all certifications »
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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 »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,547,867

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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

Gideon: I still cannot bring myself to utter that name.
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Worst movie I've ever seen
25 March 2004 | by gschrive87See all my reviews

On my list of top ten worst movies of all time, it's debatable between Superman III and The Haunting of Morella, but I'd put this as #1 worst. Stupid movie. Not only morally bankrupt, but from what I have understood, bore no resemblance whatsoever to the Edgar Allen Poe story. They seemed to keep adding character after character to the point where it became difficult to keep all of the characters straight. I went with a group of friends, and we resoundingly agreed that this one stunk. The plot was so convoluted that I couldn't even follow what exactly was going on half the time. This seemed like a bad B movie that they stuck Edgar Allen Poe's name on to give it some clout, but Poe would probably turn over in his grave on this one.


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