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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.


Stuart Gordon


Mick Garris (creator), H.P. Lovecraft (short story) | 2 more credits »




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 Anthony Harrison ... Detective
David Nykl ... CSI


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


Librarian: What are you doing here? This is a restricted area. The rare book room is always locked. How did you get in?
Walter Gilman: I don't know.
Librarian: How did you get this book? No one has permission to see the Necronomicon. No one! Who let you in?
Walter Gilman: Please... I...
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another good H.P. Lovecraft film
21 August 2006 | by necrosbloodSee all my reviews

Stuart Gordon put this hour of horror into a fine piece of work. A little disappointed with the finish but hey Lovecraft stories are always strange. Some decent splatter and gore here too. The wrist wounds were a bit much considering what caused them. The witch looked very demonic and spooky which added more flavor to the already catchy film. It is a good concept of a movie which was delivered exceptionally well though the eyes of a Lovecraft patron, Gordon. I commend the masters of horror for seeking out the true masters of horror and letting them shine. We all need a breath of fresh air in the horror genre.

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4 November 2005 (USA) See more »

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British Columbia, Canada

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