The Haunting of Morella (1990)

USA,
82m
35mm film, colour
Chance Surround Stereo, English

An American horror film directed by Jim Wynorski.

Plot Summary

A witch is executed, leaving behind an infant daughter. Seventeen years later, the daughter is fully grown and stands to inherit the money left to her by her mother. But the mother is determined to have her revenge from beyond the grave and possesses her own daughter's body to do it.

Credits

* = uncredited

Cast
Directed by: Jim Wynorski
© 1989 Pacific Trust
New Horizons *
Produced by: Roger Corman
Associate Producers: Alida Camp, Rodman Flender
Screenplay by: R.J. Robertson
Story: Edgar Allan Poe *
Director of Photography: Zoran Hochstatter
Edited by: Diane Fingado
Music by: Fredric Ensign Teetsel, Chuck Cirino
Sound Mixer: Rill Robbins
Costume Designer: Fionn
Key Make-up/Hair: Desne Jane Holland
Special Effects Make-up: Die-Aktion Inc, Dean Jones, Starr Jones, Jan Talman
Production Designer: Gary Randall

Cast
David McCallum (Gideon)
Nicole Eggert (Morella/Lenora)
Christopher Halsted (Guy)
Lana Clarkson (Coel)
Jonathan Farwell (Dr Gault)
Maria Ford (Diane)
Gail Harris (Ilsa)
John O'Leary (Quintis)
Brewster Gould (Miles Archer)
Clement von Franckenstein (Judge Brock)
R.J. Robertson (Reverend Ward)
Debbie Dutch (serving girl)

Alternative Titles

El hechizo de Morella – Venezuela

References

Books

  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.225
  • Horror Films of the 1990s by John Kenneth Muir p.101
  • The Films of the Nineties: A Complete, Qualitative Filmography of Over 3000 Feature-Length English Language Films, Theatrical and Video-Only, Released Between January 1, 1990, and December 31, 1999 by Robert A. Nowlan and Gwendolyn L. Nowlan p.242