A witch put to death in 1692 swears vengeance on her persecutors and returns to the present day to punish their descendants.


James W. Roberson


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





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


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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Did You Know?


Superstition was extremely popular on pre-cert video in the UK on the VTC label in the early 1980s. It was so popular that it actually got a subsequent cinema release in 1984, under the title "The Witch", courtesy of Bordeaux Films International. This is one of the few times a video release was followed up by a theatrical release, rather than the other way around. It was then re-released by Stablecane under the title "The Witch", again on video shortly afterward. See more »


Near the end after all Hell has broken loose the 2 girls run out of their rooms and Ann is wearing a 1 piece nightgown that is off white, when one of the men come back to tell them to get out of the house she is now wearing a 2 piece purple outfit (panties and top). See more »


Ann Leahy: [slapping Cheryl] Shut your bitchy mouth!
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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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This isn't bad at all
4 September 1999 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I was surprised by this low budget horror movie. It isn't a masterpiece, but overall it's well done - certainly better than THE AMITYVILLE HORROR. Things happen in this movie that take you by surprise - both genuine shocks, and seeing stuff you usually never see in horror movies! And there are some splatter scenes that will really take your attention. You probably won't see this on TV, (and if you do, it'll be severely cut), so do some detective work in the video stores in your area. You won't be disappointed.

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2 January 1985 (USA) See more »

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