Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

Witch Films

Witches Filmography
Compiled by Carolyn Terpstra


Pre-1960s:
Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922)–silent blend of fact and legend, from Denmark.
Wizard of Oz (1925)–Dorothy Dwan, Larry Semon, and Oliver Hardy.
Felix the Cat Switches Witches(1927)–silent animation.
The Wizard of Oz(1939)–Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, MargaretHamilton.
I Married a Witch(1942)–Two dead witches re-materialize, plague men, and dispellove potions.
The Undead (1957)–Call girl channels burned medieval witch.

1960s:
The City of the Dead(1960)–Coed researches witchcraft and becomes sacrifice in acoven.
Brainiac (Mexican, 1962) — a.k.a. El Baron del Terror
Burn, Witch, Burn! (1962)–College professor discovers wife is a witch.
“Bewitched” (1964)–TV comedy abouta witch who becomes an ordinary housewife.
The Haunted Palace (1964)–Witchcraft and reincarnation in 18th-century New England.
Morozko(1964)–Strange Russian fairy tale involving the spanking of witches.
Dr. Terror’s Gallery of Horrors(1966)–Contains a story called “The Witches Clock,”where a man is warned by the town doctor about the history ofwitches in his community.
The Witch (Mexican, 1966) — a.k.a. La Straga in Amore
Matthew Hopkins: Witchfinder General(1968)–Hopkins offers his services as a persecutor of witches;he wrenches confessions from “witches” in order to linehis pockets.
Rosemary’s Baby(1968)–Strange things happen in an apartment that are blamedon witches.

1970s:
Cry of the Banshee(1970)–In England, a wicked lord massacres nearly all the membersof a coven of witches, earning the enmity of their leader.
Night of the Witches(1970)–
Mark of the Devil(1970)–18th-century European village under a spell.
Simon, King of the Witches(1971)–Simon invokes the help of evil forces to take revenge.
Daughters of Satan(1972)–Man buys a painting depicting witches being burned atthe stake, one of whom bears an uncanny resemblance to his wife.
Necromancy(1972)–Orson Welles plays the head of a witches’ coven, wherehe needs the powers of a witch to raise his son from the dead.
Baba Yaga (Italian, 1973)
Warlock Moon(1975)–Young girl and boy visiting the country and end up ina witch’s house.

1980s:
Witches’ Brew(1980)–Horror spoof of 1944 classic. Three women use witchcraftto help their professor husbands further their careers.
Charodei(1982)–(TV) In Russian, one of the witches wants to marry a guynot a magician.
Ator, the Fighting Eagle(1983)–Ator battles hideous witches, giant spiders, and deadwarriors.
“Wizards and Warriors” (1983)–TVadventure with castles, princes, and wicked witches.
Bay Coven(1987)–(TV) Young newlywed couple move to remote village andfind a secret coven of witches who want them to join all the fun,or face the consequences.
The Witches of Eastwick(1987)–Witches (Cher, Sarandon, Pfeiffer) conjure up Nicholson.
Spellbinder(1988)–Kelly Preston. Man rescues a woman on the run from awitches’ coven to which she belongs.
Teen Witch(1989)–Teenager learns that she’s descended from the witchesof Salem and has inherited their powers.
Toto’s Rescue(1989)–(TV) Wicked Witch of the West comes to Kansas and stealsDorothy’s dog.
Warlock (1989)

1990s:
The Witches(1990)–In a hotel, a group of evil witches have gathered to preparea plot to turn all children into mice.
Witches of Avonlea(1990)–
Warlock(1991)–Transported from Salem to 1990s L.A.
Lost Prophet(1992)–Unstable man spends summer in empty mansion where he meetspunks, serial killers, and witches.
Hocus Pocus(1993)–More than 300 years ago, three witches were sentencedto die in Salem. Now it’s Halloween, and the witches have returnedto direct their wrath on trick-or-treaters.
“Sailor Moon S” (1994)–Includesmany odd characters (Death Busters) and witches who are searchingfor pure hearts in humans.
Sorceress(1994)–Two friends of the same law firm are both married to modernday witches.
Four Rooms(1995)–Comedy about a hotel bellhop who’s asked to help out acoven of witches in the Honeymoon Suite.
The Craft(1996)–Four girls from a Catholic school form a coven of witchesthat cast spells on their classmates. Their new powers overwhelmthem, leading to an internal power struggle.
Little Witches(1996)–Occult handbook transforms six schoolgirls.
The Pale Horse(1996)–(TV) Man accused of murdering a priest meets three eccentricwomen who claim to be witches.
Macbeth(1997)–In 11th-century Scotland, three witches foretell Macbeth’skingship.
A Simple Wish(1997)–A fairies convention is threatened by evil witches.


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