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Superstition (1982)

Unrated | | Horror | 2 January 1985 (USA)
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A witch put to death in 1692 swears vengeance on her persecutors and returns to the present day to punish their descendants.

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James W. Roberson

Writers:

Galen Thompson (screenplay) (as Donald G. Thompson), Michael O. Sajbel (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Houghton ... Rev. David Thompson
Albert Salmi ... Inspector Sturgess
Lynn Carlin ... Melinda Leahy
Larry Pennell ... George Leahy
Jacquelyn Hyde ... Elvira Sharack
Robert Symonds ... Pike
Heidi Bohay Heidi Bohay ... Ann Leahy
Maylo McCaslin ... Sheryl Leahy
Carole Goldman ... Elondra
Stacy Keach Sr. ... Rev. Maier
Kim Marie Kim Marie ... Mary
Billy Jayne ... Justin Leahy (as Billy Jacoby)
Johnny Doran Johnny Doran ... Charlie
Bennett Liss Bennett Liss ... Arty
Joshua Cadman ... Arlen (as Josh Cadman)
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Storyline

A family moves into a long-condemned New England household with a big pond out back that everybody loves to swim in. Soon, however, they find that the pond was the site of the execution- by-drowning of a witch three hundred years before, and she's back to revenge herself on anybody nearby, whether they're Catholic or not. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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...you should have believed. See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Witch See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was listed on Greater Manchester Police's list of films subject to seizure during the UK video nasty scare of the 1980s. It was later released fully uncut in 1986 (as "The Witch") on the Stablecane label, and under its original title, in 2005, by Momentum. See more »

Goofs

(Around 51:00) During the execution of the witch, her modern dental work, including a row of amalgam fillings, is visible. See more »

Quotes

Rev. David Thompson: How long has this violence been going on?
Elvira Sharack: Since 1692.
Rev. David Thompson: That's almost 300 years!
Elvira Sharack: My, you are clever!
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Referenced in Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) See more »

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Not as great as people say
13 February 2007 | by TikkinSee all my reviews

A lot of people seem to think this is a great film, well it isn't as great as they say. I think the reason for the high ratings is simply because of the gore.

When I sat down to watch this I was expecting it to be a gore-fest. The first few deaths were quite good and made me really excited for what was to come. I was literally waiting just to see who would die next. Then, the priest dies with the saw in his chest. What a great death scene! I thought things could only get better. Sadly the film seemed to limp on at a very slow pace after that. The problem with Superstition is that other than the gore, there is little else of interest. The characters are very boring and you don't care one bit for any of them when they die. This would be fine if they were being killed off every 5 minutes, but the death scenes are spread out far too much. About halfway through I was getting very bored and frustrated as nothing much seemed to happen. By the time it got to the end, there were some quite good scenes, but by this time I was thoroughly annoyed with the film. The shots of the witch lit from behind were quite creepy, and the ending was quite good too.

Overall I feel this film might have worked better as a short story or as part of a trilogy. I've given this a rating of 5 because I did like the death scenes early on, and there are a few creepy moments here and there. Unfortunately these are almost cancelled out by the boring moments and wooden characters.


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