Superstition

  • 1985
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Horror

Shot in 1981 as THE WITCH, this film was so wretched it sat on the shelf for four years before being dumped into the horror market. The insipid story involves the 200-year-old spirit of a witch who was the cause of some supernatural dilemmas in 1784. Her powers linger to the present day, when hapless minister George Leahy (Larry Pennell) and his family...read more

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Shot in 1981 as THE WITCH, this film was so wretched it sat on the shelf for four years before being dumped into the horror market. The insipid story involves the 200-year-old spirit of a witch who was the cause of some supernatural dilemmas in 1784. Her powers linger to the present day,

when hapless minister George Leahy (Larry Pennell) and his family move onto the site where the witch burned a church, killing her accuser, two centuries before. Of course all kinds of spooky things start cropping up, and it's learned that the family who lived there previously was killed under

gruesome circumstances. Local minister David Thompson (James Carl Houghton) and detective Sturgess (Albert Salmi) investigate the case and try to contain the force behind the murders. SUPERSTITION is silly, predictable, and unimaginative beyond its gore effects. Executive producers Mario Kassar

and Andrew Vajna wisely kept this one out of circulation, though they scored big with their next project, FIRST BLOOD, in 1982.

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  • Released: 1985
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Shot in 1981 as THE WITCH, this film was so wretched it sat on the shelf for four years before being dumped into the horror market. The insipid story involves the 200-year-old spirit of a witch who was the cause of some supernatural dilemmas in 1784. Her p… (more)

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