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Witches' Brew (1980)

A remake of 1944's Lon Chaney film Weird Woman (the first was Burn, Witch, Burn! in 1962) is more of a horror spoof, as three women use witchcraft to help their professor husbands further ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Teri Garr ... Margaret Lightman
Richard Benjamin ... Joshua Lightman
Lana Turner ... Vivian Cross
James Winkler James Winkler ... Linus Cross (as James R. Winker) (as James Winker)
Kathryn Leigh Scott ... Susan Carey
Bill Sorrells Bill Sorrells ... Nick Carey
Kelly Jean Peters ... Linda Reynolds
Jordan Charney ... Charlie Reynolds
Nathan Roth Nathan Roth ... Ben Cohn
Barbara Minkus Barbara Minkus ... Saleswoman (as Barbara Minkus-Barron)
Bonnie Gondell Bonnie Gondell ... Marcia Groton
Angus Scrimm ... Carl Groton (as Lawrence Guy)
Carlos Royval Carlos Royval ... Patrol Officer #1
Tony Kulik Tony Kulik ... Patrol Officer #2
Gerald Ray Gerald Ray ... Meter Officer #1
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A remake of 1944's Lon Chaney film Weird Woman (the first was Burn, Witch, Burn! in 1962) is more of a horror spoof, as three women use witchcraft to help their professor husbands further their careers. When a higher position becomes available in the university, they turn on each other, and no one is safe! Written by John N. Daily

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Comedy | Horror

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Weird Woman See more »

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Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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Color
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Final film role of Lana Turner. See more »

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Version of Burn, Witch, Burn (1962) See more »

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Witches' Brew
Sung by Joyce Vincent Wilson
Lyrics by Lennie Bleecher
Music by John Carl Parker (as John Parker)
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Toil toil cauldron doesn't bubble
26 October 2015 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Silliness about a group of faculty wives using witchcraft to advance their husbands careers. Picks up and drops ideas willy-nilly although it isn't completely without an ultimate goal. But the picture becomes increasingly ridiculous as it progresses.

Odd to see gifted comedienne Teri Garr in such as this, although it is played initially with a light touch. She's not bad but it doesn't play to her strengths, she was however still working her way up so probably taking whatever was offered. She's also a peculiar match with Richard Benjamin, who spends what seems an inordinate part of the movie in various states of undress, their styles don't mesh very well.

This was Lana Turner's cinematic screen swan song. While its not the horrifying train wreck that some Golden Age stars, Joan Crawford, Veronica Lake etc., were subjected to it's hardly the sort of film a legendary star should be exiting the stage in. She does look glamorous throughout until script dictates strip her of her trappings, an oasis of pizazz in a sea of slack suits.

Worth catching for the two lead actresses if you're a fan of either but strictly a mediocrity.


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