newlywed husband named Jerry Lebon (Tim
Matheson) is unsatisfied with his job as
he is used to working with his hands so
him and his wife named Linda (Pamela Sue
Martin) decide to move to a country type
area on an Devlin Island where they buy
an old house and are greeted by a strange
old lady named Beatrice Glover (Barbara
Billingsley) who seems to make them feel
welcome as well as a neighborly couple by
the names of Nicolas (James Sikking) and
Matty (Inga Swenson) who bring them a
housewarming gift but then their moods
change towards them after they find out
that they have a dog.
Linda and Jerry also discovers a strange
and sinister old man in an upstairs
window always staring at them as well as
an empty graveyard and an underground
friend named Slater (Woody Harrelson)
pays a visit to them as Linda tells him
how strange the locals behave there and
when Slater leaves after his visit his
jeep automatically starts to go backwards
and drives him off a cliff causing him to
die as well as their dog being run over.
Linda and her friend Debbi McGwin (Susan
Ruttan) also discovers a bedroom during
an open house party with unusual stuff
soon finds out that in 1722 A.D. that the
town has been a haven for devil
worshippers whose leader had been burned
alive at the stake and that the
inhibitants of Devlin Island are all over
300 years old-the orgiginal coven.
Suddenly, Linda is the prime target for a
sacrifice but she can't find a way to
escape the island at all.
An interest TV movie but it
looks quite cheesy and low budgeted.
However, there are lots of fun touches
throughout the movie like with the people
acting strange over certain things like
the newlyweds dog or showing their year
of birth on stuff too which made it
But it just didn't have enough frights or
good enough frights in lots of spots that
it the stroy was trying to do.
Just watch it for the fun of it if you're
in the mood for a cheesy witch story.
The acting is very
average and dated. Pamela Sue Martin
as the lead and suspicious one seemed to
perform like she was still doing The
Nancy Drew Mysteries. But does
show a bit of intensity to her part when
necessary which looks descent enough.
Tim Matheson shows nice stressed out
attitude as her newlywed husband and
deleveloped a character quite well.
Barbara Billingsley seemed to bring
her point across as a deceiving nice
elderly lady w3ho can seem wicked too
which looked super.
Woody Harrelson seems to perform his
part quite memorably well as he always
does well with a show most of the times.
A knife is stabbed
through an old man and another man stabs
himself but it's not bloody or graphic.
Carl Schenkel is
nothing too inpirational with his
directing with this TV movie piece.
There's a moment where Pamela Sue
Martin has a discussion with Tim
Matheson in bed by not being happy
with his job which seemed fairly okay but
not overly convincing.
We spot some descent conversation between
Martin and Matheson
with Jeff Conaway and Susan
Ruttan about the island they plan to
We also spot a good presence by Barbara
Billingsley welcoming them to their
new home by showing Martin and Matheson
around as well as a nice appearance by James
Sikking and Inga Swenson as
a married couple welcoming them with a
housewarming gift of fruit which looked
almost like heartwarming neighbors.
Suddenly all their moods change after
they find out that they have a dog which
is a nice look at the dog going wild and
There's many shots on Martin staring
at supporting actor John Dee as
an old man staring out in a window
through an attic showing some evil
There's also good shots on Martin
snooping around a house looking for her
dog and a good aggression by Sikking
telling her they never have dogs on their
A perfect shot on Billingsley
approaching to Woody Harrelson
too closely as if she was coming on too
A good dialogue between Martin
and Harrelson when she discusses
to him about the neighborhood being weird
and not knowing what is going on.
There is a moment with Martin
looking upset after finding out what
happened to her dog and both Sikking
and Swenson both performed a
little stale when they tried to convince
her it was an accident.
A perfect shot on Harrelson in
his jeep when it goes backwards along
with a good camera shot rolling in on a
cliff. Plus, a nice slow motion run on Martin
as well as her screaming NOOOOOO! A great
show on the jeep flying off the cliff.
We spot an effective dialogue between Martin
when she tries to get Matheson
to look at her and talk to her as he
shows a negative attitude which was
neatly done and later on Matheson
was good at getting emotional about
There's a good dialogue between
Martin and Ruttan when they
go into a room during an open house party
noticing some strange stuff in there.
Martin shows nice attitude when she
demands people about their marriage and
age to get to the bottom of the strange
There's a spooky moment with supporting
child actor Paul Horruzey riding
his tricycle towards Martin and
talking to her. The a good look at him
rolling away in the dark and suddenly it
looked like he fell off a cliff which
gives you the chills. Nice look on Martin
running towards the cliff looking
for him and his hand grabs her from
behind. This moment was probably the best
A perfect moment with Martin
approaching Dee and a discussion
happens about what is going on in the
village. Dee really brought out
some great disturbed reactions to when he
was saying this.
We have a great intense reaction on Martin
towards Matheson that she is
going to leave the island when a storm is
about to occur which gives it a cheesy
A nice shot on Martin running
for a boat and jumping on.
There are good nightmare sequences
performed by Martin trying to
get away from everything with good camera
Martin does well by acting paranoid
towards Matheson telling him to
stay away from her as he tries to make
out that he's innocent which was well
A nice shot on a chapel with smoke around
it and later on exploding.
Shuki Levy has
some nice paino music for the peaceful
moments of the film as well as
synthesizer violin soundings too for the