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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.

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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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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 »

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Masurewicz: She has come. Your soul is in peril.
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Version of The Crimson Cult (1968) See more »

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Nightmares in the Witch-House
3 May 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The university student Walter Gilman (Ezra Godden) moves to a very low-budget room in an old house. He becomes close to Frances Elwood (Chelah Horsdal), his next door neighbor, and her baby son Danny after saving them from a huge rat. While studying for his thesis, Walter listens to noises in the first floor, and finds the tenant Masurewicz (Campbell Lane) praying and hitting his head on a chair. The old man advises him about a rat with a man's face and a witch that would be after him, and offers a crucifix for his protection. Walter ignores the advice, and has nightmares along the night. When Frances asks Walter to be the babysitter of Bobby for a couple of hours, Walter is lured by the witch, who pretends to be Frances, and he is marked on his back. Later he realizes that the evil witch is Keziah Mason (Susanna Uchatius) and the rat is her assistant Brown Jenkin (Yevgen Voronin), and they want him to sacrifice Bobby in an ancient ritual to the devil.

This episode of "Masters of Horror" is a gore witch tale, with a good story and performances. I like this kind of horror movie that is not corny and in this case does not spare a baby and the lead character. It was good to see Stuart Gordon, the director of "Re-Animator" and "From Beyond", back in a good horror movie. I only regret that the show is less than fifty-five minutes running time and was released in Brazil in an expensive DVD. The series "Masters of Horror" is not aired on cable television in Brazil, and the viewer must rent or buy the DVD to see this series, and each episode is released in one DVD. Therefore, why not a box with all the episodes? My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Sonhos na Casa da Bruxa" ("Dreams in the Witch-House")


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