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Nearly 300 years ago, the residents of Devonsville tortured and murdered a trio of women suspected of witchcraft. However, as they burned, the condemned women swore vengeance from beyond the grave...
The Present: Jenny Scanlon has just moved to Devonsville to take up a job as a schoolteacher. While some in the community welcome her more progressive minded approach to education, the town’s older menfolk, all descendants of those responsible for the centuries old witch-hunts, become increasingly suspicious that Jenny, along with two other liberal young women are in fact agents of Satan who have returned from hell to take revenge on behalf of the executed witches. As unexplainable events involving Jenny begin to occur, old superstitions and paranoia run amok, leading to an ever increasing threat of violence…But is the long feared curse in fact coming true?
From director Ulli Lommel (THE BOOGEYMAN) comes one of the more notorious witchcraft themed horror films of the 1980s, THE DEVONSVILLE TERROR. Starring, and co-written by Suzanna Love (OLIVIA), and featuring Robert Walker Jr. (EASY RIDER), Donald Pleasence (HALLOWEEN) and character actor Paul Willson (OFFICE SPACE), this unnerving study in superstition, with a touch of social commentary, builds to a legendary special effects meltdown of epic proportions. Long unavailable on video in the US, Vinegar Syndrome is proud to bring THE DEVONSVILLE TERROR to Blu-ray, newly restored in 2K from 35mm negative elements and packed with brand new interviews!
directed by: Ulli Lommel
starring: Suzanna Love, Robert Walker Jr., Donald Pleasence, Paul Willson
1983 / 82 min / 1.85:1 / English Mono