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At the isolated Woodstock Farm in rural England, workaholic composer David Winter is depressed because he feels that his wife, actress Mary, is unfaithful. In a dark and stormy night, ... See full summary »

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Don Leaver

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Anthony Read (screenplay)
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Episode complete credited cast:
Jon Finch ... David
Patricia Quinn ... Lucinda
Prunella Gee ... Mary
Ian McCulloch ... Charles
Lennard Pearce ... Rector
Margaret Anderson Margaret Anderson ... Sister
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At the isolated Woodstock Farm in rural England, workaholic composer David Winter is depressed because he feels that his wife, actress Mary, is unfaithful. In a dark and stormy night, Lucinda Jessup, the ghost of a witch from the 17th Century and former dweller of the farm, arrives in the barn and possesses David. Mary fights against Lucinda trying to recover David. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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UK

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English

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13 September 1980 (UK) See more »

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| (edited for TV) | (DVD)

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Mono

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Trivia

When Jon Finch opens his phonebook to the 'emergency numbers' page, as well as a number for 'the cops' it also contains the numbers of a pub and the local off-licence. See more »

Goofs

When Mary suggests David has a day off, he is wearing a green shirt (no cardigan). In the same scene from a different angle, he has a cardigan on. See more »

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Nudity edited out of the print used for the "Thriller Video" cassette, hosted by TV's Elvira, "Mistress of the Dark". See more »

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Referenced in The Big Box: Seven Doors of Death (2009) See more »

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Hammer House of Horror: Witching Time
21 October 2015 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Hammer House of Horror: Witching Time (1980)

*** (out of 4)

A workaholic composer (Jon Finch) is at home while his wife (Prunella Gee) is out having an affair. After the power goes out from a storm the composer walks out to the barn where he finds Lucinda Jessop (Patricia Quinn). The young woman says that she's a witch and she's certainly not used to any of the current electronics. Soon the composer begins to feel that he might just be losing his mind.

I was really surprised to see how much I enjoyed WITCHING TIME as it was a good throwback to the type of films that the studio were making in the early 70s. I think what I enjoyed most was some of the earlier, non-horror moments like the witch getting a walk through in the house and seeing all sorts of items that weren't invented yet 350 years earlier when she was burned for being a witch.

The film also boosts some good performances with Finch leading the way in a strong role. I thought he was good at showing the fragile mental state of this man. Quinn was good as the witch as was Gee as the wife. Ian McCulloch (ZOMBIE) is also fun in his role as the doctor.


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