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I've Been Waiting for You (1998)

Sarah Chalke , Soleil Moon Frye , Christopher Leitch  |  PG-13 |  DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Sarah Chalke, Soleil Moon Frye, Ben Foster, Christian Campbell, Maggie Lawson
  • Directors: Christopher Leitch
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Live / Artisan
  • DVD Release Date: August 19, 2003
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00009YXGU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #248,220 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "I've Been Waiting for You" on IMDb

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Someone is stalking teenagers in this picturesque New England town. A high school senior is mysteriously murdered and more teens fall victim to grisly accidents. Classmates blame Sarah (Sarah Chalke), the new girl who recently moved with her mother, Rosemary (Markie Post), into an old house believed to be haunted. The legend is that 300 years ago another girl named Sarah had lived in that same house and was burned at the stake for suspected witchcraft. With her dying words, she cast a curse on the town and vowed to come back to destroy the descendents of her killers. Now, the town's teens believe the new Sarah is the evil reincarnation of that witch. As the body count rises, Sarah must fight for her life and discover who the real killer is. From the author of I Know What You Did Last Summer comes a modern-day thriller guaranteed to send chills down your spine.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Better Than Normal T.V. Movie January 11, 2002
By Barry
Format:VHS Tape
As far as T.V. movies dealing with horror go, this one is better than most. It's based on the Lois Duncan book "Gallows Hill". A mom and daughter move to a quaint,small New England town and into a creepy old house. Not creepy!. It turns out this house was where a supposed witch lived hundreds of years before. She was captured and killed. All of a sudden, strange things begin to happen. I wasn't expecting that!. Okay, I'm done with the sarcasm. A mysterious figure with an old hag/witch face and steel claws in a robe begins stalking a batch of young teens. Many believe it's the ghost of this witch, who has come back to get the decendants of the people who killed her all those years ago. The witch character is pretty flimsy, but there are moments that are better than what you'd expect from a ... T.V. movie jumping on the horror bandwagon. There are a number of familiar faces in this movie. Sarah Chalke from "Roseanne" and "Scrubs", Markie Post from "Night Court", Soilei Moon Frye from "Punky Brewster" and "Sabrina", and Neve Campbell's look a like brother Christian Campbell. The film was competently made, but just a tad bit boring. Not a lot happens. Being a T.V. movie, there isn't much blood or violence. The stuff that is there is pretty tame. The story is all right, but it's not Shakespeare. All in all, it's typical fare, but above most horror T.V. movies. I'm sure not everybody has been waiting for this one.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Spooky Made-For-TV Movie That Keeps You Interested February 5, 2008
First, I have to admit. I'm a sucker for "Monday Night Movies". I've watched many of them starring some of the top tv stars of their time.

I actually didn't catch I've Been Waiting For You on it's original run, but caught it much later. The film caught me from the beginning, as the story was intriguing.

The film opens with the narration of a legend about a witch who was killed by members of her own town. We are then brought into the present in the same town, witnessing a single Mom and her daughter (played by Markie Post of Night Court, and Sarah Chalke from Roseanne and Scrubs) moving into a new house. The young lady, Sarah Zoltanne, is into the New Age and is quickly drawn to the history of her home and the town with the help of her new friend, but school outcast, Charlie.

Sarah is immediately labeled as a witch at her school due to the strange things she is able to do (which leaves the audience she really a witch?), and the school popular gang is determined to run her out of town. The film continues on a wild ride of twists and turns, complete with a masked man in a cloak reminiscent of Scream.

For a made-for-tv movie, this is really enjoyable. There is not any gore, which does not deter from the plot of the film. You can also enjoy Sarah Chalke lip-syncing and dancing to the great song "The World Outside" by The Devlins. For a fun night in with the girls, or even for a date, pop this movie in and have some fun. The film will keep you wondering until the end, and not until the very end do you truly find out who the real Sarah is......
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars You want the truth? April 25, 2000
To be honest, this movie wasn't that good nor was it that bad either. Being the Lois Duncan fan that I am (she wrote the original book which is *nothing* like this movie), I wanted to like this movie.
Before I go on, here is a little summary:
The movie is about a girl named Sarah that moves into a small town with her single mother named Rosemary. To the local high schoolers she's weird: she's from California, she wears "weird" clothes, and she has witty and aloof air to her. Of course, that makes her an out cast...and it doesn't help that she lives in a house that has a freaky history.
To make a long story short, trouble starts when some person stalk and terrorize a certain group of people--and group think it's Sarah. They have their reasons...but I won't get into that (don't want to spoil the movie).
Now, the movie does have an interesting plot, I give it that, but if you are a person that craves the gore, the slash, the won't get it here. The body count is nill and the only thing the villian does is scare the heck out of people. After all, this was made for TV, so the budget is not very high.
Now...for the villain. It was obvious that the NBS producers tried to cash in on the hype of scream. The villain costume looks very similar to the Scream one. You think they would be a little more creative.
The ending is sort of spenseful, but confusing. I saw the movie twice. The first time I didn't get it and the second time I only half got it. You will probably have to rewind it one or two times to get everything...a lot of revelations happens at the end.
The plot "twist" was surprising, but kind of corney.
So if you are in for some mindless horror, this movie is for you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice Television Movie! May 7, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
I think over all this movie was not that bad. It was more or less alot like the novel written by Lois Duncan "Gallows Hill" I really enjoyed watching this movie on T.V and I like it so much I bought it again on video. Watch for yourself and then decide if it is good or bad.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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"I've Been Waiting for You" is one of the best movies of this year. At first I thought it would be just another "Scream" rip off that wouldn't be able to stand next to "Scream" on the video rack. But to my suprise it should be the other way around. Like "Scream", you will never be able to guess who the killer is until he's right behind you, breathing down your neck. Also, I found that the storyline behind the film was very well written with one of the best plots since "Urban Legends". And by the way if you watch this directly before you go to sleep, lets just say you wont be getting any.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie!
This movie is just scary enough. Probably better for teens, but it held my attention, and I am an adult.
Published 1 month ago by Kyna
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
I have been trying to order this movie for quite a few years because they don't show it on TV anymore. I would recommend it to anyone who likes mystery movies.
Published 17 months ago by Erica
4.0 out of 5 stars very enjoyable
I saw this movie on Lifetime some time ago and enjoyed it. I found it for sale for a fairly reasonable price and watched it again and I still found it enjoyable. Read more
Published on February 3, 2011 by Bookworm936
5.0 out of 5 stars This is an all time favorite
I anxiously wait each Halloween for this movie to air. It didn't this year and I was extremely disappointed. Read more
Published on November 16, 2008 by Kathleen R. Hoy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great spooky fun!
This movie has got it all -- great cast, really good acting, creepy setting, suspense, etc.

I am a major sucker for witch movies, and this one is up there in my list of... Read more
Published on September 22, 2007 by J. Arena
4.0 out of 5 stars The plot is out there but the movie is great
The plot is way out there but the movie is great over all. A lot of wonderful acting and a great look at the Salem Witch Trials. Read more
Published on March 11, 2006 by Penny Lane
2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty sorry excuse for a teen slasher film
This is probably one of the worst horror flicks I have ever seen. I first saw it when I was really young and thought it was pretty scary so when i saw it in the video store other... Read more
Published on October 2, 2005 by Easy Writer
3.0 out of 5 stars A decent thriller that could have been a very good one.

"I've been waiting for you" is one of those movies that could have been something much more. Read more
Published on August 27, 2004 by Kewlguy51
4.0 out of 5 stars good...for it is anyway's.....
I first noticed this movie like a year or so ago. it was in the old release/horror section at the video store. Read more
Published on January 16, 2004
3.0 out of 5 stars WHICH WITCH IS IT?
The identity of the "masked madman" is pretty obvious once the character is introduced, and even though they try and throw some red herrings at you, "I've Been... Read more
Published on January 9, 2004 by Michael Butts
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