The Witch Who Came from the Sea

1976

Action / Drama / Horror

The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976) download yts

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Millie Perkins as Molly
George 'Buck' Flower as Detective Stone
Rick Jason as Billy Batt
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1hr 23 min
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23.976 fps
1hr 23 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Pearce Duncan 8 / 10

Unique, surreal and disturbing, but exploitative

This one's a real weirdie. It's unique, surreal and genuinely disturbing, and Millie Perkins gives a memorably intense and bizarre performance as Molly. It goes out of its way to shock the viewer, and largely succeeds. It also features the single most upsetting childhood trauma flashback I've ever seen.

It's probably too much for most people's tastes, but if you enjoy flawed one-of-a-kind low budget '70s horror, it's worth a look if you can find it. I am a bit dubious about the exploitative way it uses the subject of child abuse device to shock and disturb the viewer, so be warned.

Reviewed by Woodyanders 10 / 10

A poignantly astute and accurate portrait of the devastating psychological effects of incest

Please do not read this review unless you've seen the film first. I'm going to address and elaborate on a key aspect of the movie which is of paramount importance. This stunningly dark, daring, and disturbing exploitation masterpiece tackles the touchy subject of incest head-on with genuinely insightful and unsettling results. Former Ann Frank Millie Perkins gives a strikingly moving and audacious portrayal as Molly, a deeply troubled seaside town barmaid who's in fierce denial about the fact that she was molested by her father as a little girl. Molly projects her repressed rage and vehement disdain for her dad onto other men whom she castrates after having sex with them. Robert Thom's superbly acrid, intelligent, and incisive script possesses a complex Freudian psychology to it, astutely presenting how Molly acts out her aggression towards her father onto other guys who are revered in our culture as god-like figures akin to the father (Molly's victims include two football players and a stuck-up TV commercial actor). It's this aspect of the film which makes it one of the greatest unsung oddball psycho pic gems of the 70's. Of course, this movie wouldn't work as well as it does without Perkins' truly fabulous lead performance. She makes Molly alternately both sad and scary, sexy and frumpy, vulnerable and impenetrable, lucid and opaque. She's especially heart-breaking towards the shattering conclusion.

The supporting performances are likewise outstanding, with noteworthy turns by Lonny Chapman as Molly's sweet, loving and concerned boyfriend, Vanessa Brown as Molly's loyal and worried best friend, Peggy Feury as Molly's pathetic manic depressive layabout sister, Rick Jason as a vain TV actor, the always delightful and vivacious Roberta Collins as a temperamental actress, and Richard Kennedy and George "Buck" Flower as the homicide detectives investigating the murders Molly commits. Flower even served as the film's casting director; that's his daughter Verkina as young Molly in those profoundly upsetting flashback scenes and his good buddy John Goff as Molly's vile pedophile father (Goff and Flower appeared in scores of films together, plus collaborated on the script for the immortal schlock slasher stinker "Drive-In Massacre"). Exquisitely well photographed by Dean Cundey and smartly directed in effectively no-frills fashion by the great Matt Cimber, further graced by a hauntingly melancholy tone and punctuated with shocking moments of raw violence and hideous abuse, this remarkable gut-kicker packs one hell of a strong and lingering wallop. Truly essential viewing for 70's grind-house film fans.

Reviewed by HumanoidOfFlesh 8 / 10

Respectable low-budget effort

Millie Perkins is a disturbed young woman plagued by disturbing visions.She hates men and castrates them because she was the victim of incest during her childhood."The Witch Who Came from the Sea" is a strange and moody exploitation flick with dream-like atmosphere and strong symbolism.Millie castrates two popular football players in fantastically oneiric sequence of sexual violence.The film is slow-moving and deeply unpleasant character study of woman's torment.The central performance of Millie Perkins is fantastic as is the supporting cast.If you are into beautiful and highly subversive 70's US horror you can't miss this oddity.8 mermaids out of 10.

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