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The Watcher in the Woods

The movie The Watcher in the Woods was based on the book The Watcher in the Woods.

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Movie details for The Watcher in the Woods

The movie was released in 1980 and directed by Vincent McEveety and John Hough, who also directed The Antwone Fisher Story (2002)The Antwone Fisher Story (2002) and The Incubus (1981). The Watcher in the Woods was produced by Walt Disney Video. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Bette Davis, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Kyle Richards (II), Carroll Baker, David McCallum, Benedict Taylor, Frances Cuka, Richard Pasco, Ian Bannen, Katharine Levy, Eleanor Summerfield, Georgina Hale and Dominic Guard.

 

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Ghost story meets paranormal mystery in Disney's PG family spookfest, a rare kid-friendly scary movie that still manages to frighten. American girls Lynn-Holly Johnson (Ice Castles) and little sister Kyle Richards move into a secluded British manor cradle... Read More
Ghost story meets paranormal mystery in Disney's PG family spookfest, a rare kid-friendly scary movie that still manages to frighten. American girls Lynn-Holly Johnson (Ice Castles) and little sister Kyle Richards move into a secluded British manor cradled in a mist-shrouded forest, home to a ghostly guardian angel and a decades-old mystery that still haunts the place. Director John Hough (whose Legend of Hell House is a classic of supernatural suspense) delivers all the right shiver-inducing ingredients: flashes of light, whispers in the wind, eerie visions of a blindfolded little girl lost (the long-lost daughter of withered widow Bette Davis) reaching out from mirrors, as if trapped behind them. Though tame by today's bloody standards and a flop on its original release in 1981, this handsome little gothic ghost story has become something of a cult film for its suggestive direction, impressionistic imagery, and spooky sense of the unknown. Ages 9 and up, although more sophisticated younger kids should enjoy this. --Sean Axmaker

Book details for The Watcher in the Woods

The Watcher in the Woods was written by Florence Engel Randall. The book was published in 1976 by Scholastic Paperbacks. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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