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As the film begins we see a pregnant woman in a nightgown being chased on a beach into a deserted hotel by a handful of idiots, and given their garb, I suspect this is meant to have happened sometime in the past. This goes on for a bit until the woman meets an untimely demise as she throws herself from an upper window...which transitions into another woman named Jane Brooks (Blair), who's also pregnant, waking with a start, as it was all a dream sequence (or was it?).Read more ›
"A pregnant woman is taken back to the house of her husband's mother."
NOT! Linda Blair is pregnant, but she's entirely unconnected to the house. And her step mother just now bought house as an investment. So Blair is not "taken back" anywhere; she was never there to begin with.
"There she begins to have strange nightmare about her child and step-family."
No she doesn't. She falls through a portal in the bathtub and sees a baby being tortured. Only Leslie Cumming's character has a nightmare, and that concerns being raped by a demon.
"For the husband and mother are actually reincarnated lovers who were burned at the stake for practicing witchcraft."
NOT! No reincarnation in this film. A present day couple are killed, but they're not related to Blair's character. And only the guy (he's single, not anyone's husband) is burned -- on a cross, not a stake. Neither is the witch who's haunting the island burned at the stake -- she jumped out a window to avoid being burned at the stake.
"She must soon escape from their clutches or have her child sacrificed to Satan."
It would be more accurate to say that the witch wants the souls of the island's visitors, so she may live again.
That said, this is a gem of a horror film. Eight people trapped on an island, whereupon the witch haunting it starts killing them, using their own Greed and Lust against them (kind of like how the seven deadly sins dispated people in the Euro-horror film, THE DEVIL'S NIGHTMARE, aka, THE DEVIL WALKS AT MIGHTNIGHT.Read more ›
The plot makes no sense. There's no reason given to anything that happens except that Witchcraft is involved somehow. It's German Witchcraft at that, which again makes no sense except a German actress was hired to play the witch and I guess her accent had to be explained. I'm glad someone here explained the pregnant woman in the beginning was being chased by Puritans. That makes a little more sense than what I first thought since the Puritans kind of looked like Mexican banditos chasing the woman through an Old West town. I couldn't figure out what all that had to do with an island outside Boston. There's also a tiny subplot with a little girl in a wheelchair that has no purpose, except if you think girls in wheelchairs are creepy I guess.
The acting, especially by the supporting cast, is outlandishly bad. Usually you have to watch broad comedies satirizing bad acting to see such poor line readings. The actress playing the Hoff's girlfriend either had a speech impediment or was heavily medicated for most of the shoot. She slurred her lines so badly she was often unintelligible. Too bad she was supplying what little exposition there is.
The special effects reminded me of low budget, 70's tv shows on par with something like Shazaam. People mention the constant shifts from day to night within scenes.Read more ›
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this was one of the worst movies I have seen. Not only did it not make any sense but I feel stupid about spending money renting this film. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jody Egland
maybe one of the best Linda blare movies ever made after the exorcistPublished 4 months ago by angela silvester
This is another of the films I've "lost" over the years - I saw years ago as a teen but forgot about until I watched it again. It's a pretty good old horror flick. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rainey Dawn
Not too bad had a lot of potential some things fell short. Hasselhoff in a horror movie doesn't work, he was better in London Bridge. Worth a watch...Published 5 months ago by F. J. E.
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