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Dreams in the Witch-House 

A graduate student questions his sanity after he rents a room in an old boarding house which was the residence of a 17th Century witch, and he figures out that the evil forces still roam within the walls.

Director:

Stuart Gordon

Writers:

Mick Garris (creator), H.P. Lovecraft (short story) | 2 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Ezra Godden ... Walter Gilman
Campbell Lane ... Masurewicz
Jay Brazeau ... Mr. Dombrowski - Manager
Chelah Horsdal ... Frances Elwood
David Racz David Racz ... Baby Danny
Nicholas Racz Nicholas Racz ... Baby Danny
Yevgen Voronin Yevgen Voronin ... Brown Jenkin
Susanna Uchatius Susanna Uchatius ... Keziah Mason
Donna White Donna White ... Librarian
Susan Bain Susan Bain ... Psychologist
Terry Howson Terry Howson ... Attendant
Anthony Harrison ... Detective
David Nykl ... CSI
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Walter Gilman, a college student, rents out a very cheap room in an old house, but it proves to be no bargain. One of his neighbors prays loudly and bangs on the furniture. Another neighbor, a single mother, issues a blood-curdling scream soon after his arrival. It turns out that she and her baby are being attacked by a persistent rat. Walter plugs up the rat-hole, but they still aren't safe. Walter is having nightmares - dreams that seem to have been inspired by the first neighbor, who warns him of a witch and her familiar: a rat with a human face. Walter soon suspects that the witch of his nightmare is real and that she is going to force him to kill the baby. Written by J. Spurlin

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witch | rat | nightmare | baby | crucifix | See All (62) »

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Horror

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada

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Campbell Lane replaced Jeffrey Combs in the role of Masurewicz at the last minute. See more »

Quotes

Walter Gilman: This house is infested with rats. I can hear them in the walls.
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Version of The Crimson Cult (1968) See more »

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One of Gordon's better films
1 April 2006 | by timhayes-1See all my reviews

Clocking in at just under an hour, Stuart Gordon's adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft's Dreams In The Witch House is one of Gordon'e better films though not his best adaptation of the author. That particular honour goes to Re-Animator which will probably be the best Lovecraft film ever. Certainly, Gordon and coscripter Dennis Paoli have figured out over the years what makes a Lovecraft film work and what doesn't. Dreams does manage to make for some enthralling viewing. There's some updates to the storyline from the original short for sure, but they always figure out how to do these things and still make the film close to what Lovecraft wrote. Ezra Godden returns to the Gordon camp after his stint in Dagon and appears to be setting himself up to be the next Jeffrey Combs who would probably have played this role had it been made back in the mid eighties when Combs was Godden's age. All in all a good adaptation.


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