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The Devonsville Terror

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A 1983 film directed by Ulli Lommel

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Tags: Movies, Horror
Director: Ulli Lommel
Genre: Horror
Release Date: 1983
MPAA Rating: R
1 review about The Devonsville Terror

Payback is a mother...... for the witches of Devonsville.

  • Dec 19, 2009
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+3
Jenny Scalon (Suzanna Love) is the town's new school teacher in the sleepy town of Devonsville.  A lot of these small communities have old ghost stories, but this one has a doozy.  300 years ago, the townsfolk murder three women that they accused of being witches.  Before the last one died, the woman put a curse upon the town and it's descendants.  Being backwoods people, these shiftless and superstitious beer swill drinking clowns question anything that seems suspicious.  Along with Jenny are two other mysterious women (one a radio DJ and the other a government worker),  Dr. Warley (Donald Pleasence) is the local doctor and a cursed descendant (who is slowly being eaten alive by worms) is one of the few level headed citizens (along with the friendly Matthew Pendelton). As the anniversary grows near, the three women's ideals begin to conflict with the brutish male folk who are growing tired of their "liberated views and talk" decide it's time for an old fashion "burning".  Will these three women escape the witch hunt?  Are they really the reincarnated witches of Devonsville?

Another cheesy horror film from Ulli Lommel and Suzanna Love.  Thanks to the success of The Boogeyman, Lommel received offers to make horror films.  This was one of them.  I enjoyed it's satire on middle rural America and old "family values".  The townsfolk goes crazy when Miss Scalon makes the suggestion that God might be a woman.  The earth tones and grainy film stock add to the picture.  Suzanna Love is her usual hot self (except that haircut has got to go).  Say what you want about Lommel. but he has great taste in women and he knows how to pick them.  I have to recommend this film for those who like watching low budget and independent horror films.

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