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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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4 November 2005 (USA) See more »

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British Columbia, Canada

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Did You Know?


In this movie it's the second time Ezra Godden has a character that wears a 'Miskatonic University' t-shirt in a Stuart Gordon film. The first one was Dagon (2001) where they both were involved. See more »


Mr. Dombrowski - Manager: No pets, no parties, no loud music. This is a quiet building.
Walter Gilman: I'm a grad student at the university doing my thesis. I just need a quiet place to study.
Mr. Dombrowski - Manager: Student! Then I'm gonna need an extra months rent in advance.
Walter Gilman: I can't afford another month's rent. You gotta... come on man, I really need this apartment.
Mr. Dombrowski - Manager: Well, I don't like renting to students. Young people, they have no respect.
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Version of The Crimson Cult (1968) See more »

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True horror in the classic form
8 June 2013 | by super marauderSee all my reviews

Stuart Gordon looks like a grizzly bear, but in watching interviews with him he seems like a big teddy bear. And it really shows in this.

Of course the Lovecraft story is updated a bit but it does capture the heart of it.

The story is a collage student rents a room in an old boarding house and encounters a slob of a landlord, on old guy who seems a little off of his rocker, and a very likable single mom with a baby who's just trying to get by. The student befriends the mom and baby only to find out the house has a dark secret. And of course the student looks for the answers.

This is really creepy. I guess it goes back to childhood stories about witches that creeped me out when I was four years old. So, I think of it as an adult fairy tail.

If you like classic horror stories, this should grab you!

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