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.
There's a moment where Linda has a discussion with her husband Jerry in bed by not being happy
with his job which seemed fairly okay but
not overly convincing.
We spot some decent conversations between Linda and Jerry with Josh and Debbie about the island they plan to
We also spot a good presence by Beatrice Glover welcoming them to their
new home by showing Linda and Jerry around as well as a nice appearance by Nicholas and Matty 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 Linda staring
an old man staring out in a window
through an attic showing some evil
There's also good shots on Linda snooping around a house looking for her
dog and a good aggression by Nicholas telling her they never have dogs on their
A perfect shot on Beatrice approaching towards Slater too closely as if she was coming on too
A good discussion between Linda and Slater when she discusses
to him about the neighborhood being weird
and not knowing what is going on.
A perfect shot on Slater 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 Linda as well as her screaming NOOOOOO! A great
show on the jeep flying off the cliff.
We spot an effective conversation between Linda when she tries to get Jerry to look at her and talk to her as he
shows a negative attitude which was
There's a good conversation between Linda and Debbi when they
go into a room during an open house party
noticing some strange stuff in there.
There's a spooky moment with a child riding
his tricycle towards Linda 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 Linda approaching the old man and a discussion
happens about what is going on in the
A nice shot on Linda running
for a boat and jumping on.
There are good nightmare sequences
with Linda trying to
get away from everything with good camera
A nice shot on a chapel with smoke around
it and later on exploding.
Bottom line is that this is an interesting 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
mysterious. 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
(Linda Lebon) 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. Also in a scene shows a nice attitude when she
demands people about their marriage and
age to get to the bottom of the strange
incidents. We have a great intense reaction on her towardsher onscreen husband that she is
going to leave the island when a storm is
about to occur. Does well by acting paranoid
towards her onscreen husband during another situation by telling him to
stay away from her.
Tim Matheson (Jerry Lebon) shows nice stressed out
attitude as her newlywed husband and
deleveloped a character quite well. Does well acting negative as well as getting emotional in a certain scene of the flick. Performs well towards his onscreen wife when he convinces her that he's innocent on an incident.
Barbara Billingsley (Beatrice Glover) seemed to bring
her point across as a deceiving nice
elderly lady who can seem wicked too
which looked super.
Woody Harrelson (Slater) 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.
Shuki Levy has
some nice paino music for the peaceful
moments of the film as well as
synthesizer violin soundings too for the