Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Watcher in the Woods (1980)

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Bette Davis, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Carroll Baker










9 comments:

rebecca said...

Oh, i L O V E this movie!!

October Effigies said...

me too.. It was one of my favs when I was a kid. I watch it every 5 years or so and this time I got the dvd with the special features and they show the creature at the end. I'm so glad they cut it out. It was cool though to see after all these years of watching it.. I blame this movie, the Changeling(1980) and Ghost Story for my love of films with haunted houses and ghosts in them... in a good way of course!

micha mae said...

this has been on my list of must see movies for years. i can't believe i still haven't gotten around to it, especially since i'm a HUGE bette davis fan. looks like it will have to go to the top of my amazon wish list.

great pics, yet again, kerry kate.

red nails; wrong city said...

NERAK.

these captures are perfect! my sisters and i watched this movie religiously every halloween growing up. i was mortified when i finally found the alternate ending with the creature on youtube. this movie is haunting + perfection as is. thank you for posting these!

October Effigies said...

Thanks Micha! Of course i thought of you when posting the Bette Davis picture!
Thank you Red Nails!
I agree.. I'm so glad it was years later when i saw the alt ending. Would have ruined it if they kept it in.

The Haunted Tea Room said...

This was one of my all time favourites as a kid as well.
We also just rented it this past Halloween and saw all the various endings that were cut. Too funny!
Was also thankful they didn't show a space alien, that would have killed the wonderful air of mystery, and overshadowed everything great about this film.
I remember how much my young brain was turned on by the sacred geometry and ghosts on the other side of the mirror in a parallel dimension. The best, and of course, Bette Davis is so funny in this film, like a stapler to the forehead amidst all the kitsch.
And the western wear that was popular for teens to wear at that time. My sister and I had the same shirts, lol. So sad, but we lived in the deep south, so par for the course, along with Farrah Fawcet hair!

drmangor said...

thank you so much for posting these, i've added a few movies to my cue today alone ! xo

The Captain said...

I just watched this film two weeks ago. I loved it, except the ending was a little disappointing with the whole dimensional business. Great mood throughout the whole movie, as well as great visuals.

Very cool blog!

Good Karma Doll said...

Ooh yeah...great movie...