Monsters (1988–1990)
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La Strega 

A young man tries to destroy a beautiful witch, whom he thinks has placed his mother under a deadly curse.

Director:

Lizzie Borden

Writers:

Michael McDowell (teleplay), Richard Russo (story) (as Richard A. Russo)
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Episode cast overview:
Linda Blair ... Lia
Rob Morrow ... Vito
Maria Tucci ... Mamma
Anita Durst Anita Durst ... The Customer
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A young man tries to destroy a beautiful witch, whom he thinks has placed his mother under a deadly curse.

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Release Date:

27 May 1989 (USA) See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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"La Strega" is Italian for "The Witch" See more »

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Linda Blair playing a sexy witch - what could go wrong?
4 April 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

This is one of the better MONSTERS episodes I've seen, mainly down to Linda Blair being cast in the central role of a junk shop owner cum sexy witch. The role has clearly been written with Blair in mind because she has a ball with it, making this one of the most entertaining episodes yet. It's still cheesy with a weak story, but it could be worse, much worse.

The story features a male protagonist who visits the junk shop with murder in mind. His motive? His mother's death, which he believes was caused by a witch's curse; Blair's no less. Blair convinces him to hang around for a couple of weeks to find out what sort of a woman she really is, and what follows isn't really all that interesting, the only worthwhile part seeing Blair contributing a fairly convincing performance. Some rubbery makeup effects add to the fun but even though this is one of the better MONSTERS episodes it's still strictly average.


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