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I've Been Waiting for You (1998)

PG-13 | | Horror, Thriller | TV Movie 22 March 1998
A girl moves to a small town with her mom, only to be compared to a legendary witch with the same name.

Director:

Christopher Leitch

Writers:

Lois Duncan (novel), Duane Poole (television story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Chalke ... Sarah Zoltanne
Soleil Moon Frye ... Kyra Thompson
Ben Foster ... Charlie
Christian Campbell ... Eric Garrett
Maggie Lawson ... Debbie Murdock
Chad Cox ... Kevin Lane
Tom Dugan ... Ted Rankin
Julie Patzwald Julie Patzwald ... Misty
Markie Post ... Rosemary Zoltanne
Gillian Barber ... Eric's Mother
Kathleen Duborg ... Miss Elting
Aaron Smolinski ... Teammate
Carly Pope ... Cheerleader
BJ Harrison ... Librarian
Tom Heaton ... Homeless Man
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Storyline

When a California teen with an interest in the occult moves to a New England town, she finds that the town teens believe she is a witch sent to seek revenge on the descendants of the people who originally killed another witch a hundred years earlier. Things take a particularly deadly turn when they convince her to play a seer at a Halloween party where they will feed her information over an earphone about those who enter her tent, only she suddenly sees things beyond their knowledge or help. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and terror | See all certifications »

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Adapted from the novel "Gallows Hill" by Lois Duncan. See more »

Quotes

Eric Garrett: Speaking of parties, I'm having one and we'd like to invite you as the official guest of honor.
Sarah Zoltanne: Why? So you and your little "descendants club" can burn me at the stake and roast marshmallows by the fire?
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References Backdraft (1991) See more »

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Minor anachronisms, but still watchable
14 July 2005 | by capncrustySee all my reviews

I suppose I shouldn't worry to much about such things in modern movies, particularly the made-for-TV variety, but the anachronisms were just a bit much for me. For instance:

The film's action takes place in Massachusetts; central to the plot is the story of a burned-at-the-stake witch whom apparently used to live in a certain house. Said burning occurred during the Salem witch hunts of 1692, but the house is an unmistakable Victorian. It doesn't take an expert to realize that the style is eponymous with the English Queen, which meant that it couldn't have existed in that form until the mid-1800's, at least 125 years after the murder.

The accused witch, according to the (twenty-something) "high-school kids", supposedly was kept in a "straight-jacket in a padded cell in an asylum". I don't believe any of these things existed in Seventeenth Century Massachusetts; and even England's notorious Bedlam was more of a convenient dump-site for loonies, rather than a real mental institution.

And for a three-hundred-year-old tombstone, particularly one exposed to the corrosive effects of urban New England's infamous acid rain over a good part of that time, the carving sure looked sharp and fresh.

Otherwise, I rather enjoyed "I've Been Waiting for You", simply because, like most "slasher flicks", it gives me--someone whom worked at a state university for over a quarter-century-- the opportunity to watch college-age kids get tormented--even unto death.

Mmmm...yes....


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dalgo te chakah See more »

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