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Sorceress (1995)

This is another look at the occult as inspired by Roger Corman and his view of the dark side. Jealous witch Erica uses her powers to influence her unwitting husband Larry and his colleagues, who all work for a big law firm.

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Jim Wynorski
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Linda Blair ... Amelia
Edward Albert ... Howard
Julie Strain ... Erica
Michael Parks ... Stan
Larry Poindexter ... Larry
Lenny Juliano Lenny Juliano ... Don
Rochelle Swanson Rochelle Swanson ... Carol
Toni Naples ... Maria
William Marshall ... John Geiger
Antonia Dorian ... Trisha
Kristi Ducati Kristi Ducati ... Kathy (as Kristina Ducati)
Melissa Brasselle ... Mrs. Latarga
Fred Olen Ray ... Bill Carson
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Storyline

Two friends, who both work for the same high-priced, high-powered law firm, are both married to modern day witches. Erica, the wife of Larry, believes that he is being led astray by Carol, an old flame, who also works for the same law firm. Erica decides to act and one night after a torrid sex session Larry drifts off to sleep and begins to dream. Soon the dream turns into a nightmare of sex, violence, murder and death involving himself, his friends and colleagues from the law firm which appears to be frighteningly realistic... Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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She gets what she wants. She keeps what she gets. She never lets go.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Temptress of the Dark See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Win-Tone Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jim Wynorski: Man with paperwork Stan knocks down running out of Larry's office. See more »

Goofs

The platter that Howard knocks over from the table while trying to untie himself is nowhere to be seen throughout until that shot only. See more »

Quotes

Maria: You know, the best way to get rid of ghosts is to clean house.
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Crazy Credits

The occult consultant is listed as "Abdul Alhazred", a reference to the Mad Arab who wrote the Necronomicon in H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. See more »

Alternate Versions

Released in at least three versions: an edited version (89 minutes), an unedited version (93 minutes), and a version with extra footage (95 minutes). See more »

Connections

Featured in Masters of Fantasy: Roger Corman (1997) See more »

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Great female cast, mediocre movie
9 June 2007 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

The female cast of this movie is terrific: you've got Linda Blair (maturing nicely), Julie Strain (who doesn't get too many speaking lines - that's a good thing), Rochelle Swanson (equally convincing as a sweet innocent girl or as an evil possessed girl), Toni Naples, and the most beautiful of them all IMO, the simply stunning Kristina Ducati (how the goofy male lead, Larry Poindexter, deserved to get sexually involved with any of these women remains a mystery). However, beyond the chance to watch these beautiful and in some cases talented women, the movie has little to offer. The plot is disjointed and doesn't really get going until the last 15 minutes or so; and when Wynorski finally manages to create some suspense, a ludicrous "twist" ending comes and ruins everything. (*1/2)


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