Witchery (1988)

Director
Fabrizio Laurenti

Main cast
David Hasselhoff; Linda Blair; Catherine Hickland; Hildegard Knef; Annie Ross

Genres
Horror

Description
The deserted island hotel hides a dark and sinister secret. Hundreds of years ago a witch held sway there, dominating her coven and spreading an evil that has seeped deep into earth. Two centuries later, a photographer and his virginal fiance sneak onto the island to research its gruesome history.Soon all will find themselves falling victim to a horror that has survived the ages....


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