Superstition (1982)


The movie Superstition (1982) is a supernatural slasher film directed by James W. Roberson. The plot follows a family who moves into a house that was once the site of a witch’s execution. The family consists of a mother, father, and two teenage daughters. The house was built over the foundation of a church that burned down in 1692 after a witch was executed by drowning her in a pond. The family soon discovers that the house is haunted by an evil presence.

As the family settles into their new home, strange and terrifying events begin to occur. The family’s teenage daughter is attacked by a supernatural force in the shower, and the family’s pet dog is brutally killed. The family seeks the help of a local priest, who warns them that the house is cursed and that they must leave immediately. However, the family decides to stay and fight the evil presence.


  • James Houghton as Father David Thompson
  • Albert Salmi as Sheriff Bill Peters
  • Lynn Carlin as Mrs. Leahy
  • Larry Pennell as Dr. Paul Holliston
  • Jacqueline Hyde as Ginny Leahy
  • Maylo McCaslin as Sheryl Leahy
  • Robert Pavlovich as John Leahy
  • Mark Tanous as Tim Leahy


  • The movie Superstition (1982) was originally titled The Witch and was filmed in 1981 in Silver Lake, Los Angeles.
  • The film was shelved until four years later and was released theatrically in Italy in 1982.
  • The film’s original title was changed to Superstition for its US release.
  • The film features a score by composer James P. Young.



Last updated byAnonymous on November 1, 2023