Home for the Holidays (1972)

USA, 28 November 1972
colour, 4:3
mono, English

An American borderline television horror film directed by John Llewellyn Moxey.

Plot Summary

Four sisters return to their country home to visit there sick father for Christmas. But someone is stalking the sisters with a pitchfork and their step-mother seems to be the obvious suspect – but is everything really as it seems?


Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey
© MCMLXXII [1972] American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.
An ABC Circle film an Aaron Spelling Leonard Goldberg production
Executive Producers: Aaron Spelling, Leonard Goldberg
Produced by: Paul Junger Witt
Associate Producer: Tony Thomas
Written by: Joseph Stefano
Director of Photography: Leonard J. South
Film Editor: Allan Jacobs
Music Composed and Conducted by: George Tipton
Sound Engineer: Jack Lilly
Costumes: Ray Harp, Evelyn Carruth
Make-up: Tom Case
Hair Stylist: Lynn Masters
Special Effects: Lombari Enterprises, Inc.
Art Director: Rolland M. Brooks
Filmed at: 20th Century Fox Studios

Sally Field (Christine Morgan)
Jill Haworth (Joanna Morgan)
Julie Harris (Elizabeth Hall Morgan)
Eleanor Parker (Alex Morgan)
Jessica Walter (Fredrica Morgan)
Walter Brennan (Benjamin Morgan)
John Fink (Dr Ted Lindsay)
Med Flory (Sheriff [Nolan])

Alternative Titles

Deadly Desires
Omgiven av kvinnor
– Sweden
Unter Mordverdacht
– West Germany



  • Film Review 1985-1986 by F. Maurice Speed p.25 – credits, synopsis, review