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DVD cover
Directed by Rob Spera
Produced by Jerry Feifer,
Yoram Barzilai
Written by Jody Savin
Starring Anat Topol,
Gary Sloan,
Mary Shelley
Music by Randy Miller
Cinematography Jens Sturup
Editing by Tony Miller
Distributed by Simitar Entertainment (USA, DVD)
Release date(s) 1988
Running time 95 min
Country United States USA
Language English
Followed by Witchcraft II: The Temptress

Witchcraft is the first in a series of horror thriller films. The film was directed by Rob Spera from a screenplay written by Jody Savin. The film starred Anat Topol, Gary Sloan, Mary Shelley, Elizabeth Stocton, Deborah Scott, Alexander Kirkwood, Lee Kissman, and Ross Newton. The movie was released on video in 1988, and re-released October 15, 1997, on DVD.



As Grace Churchill is having her baby, disturbing visions flash in her mind that show two witches being burned at the stake. It is later learned that these two people are John and Elizabeth Stockwell, who were burned in the year 1687. The visions seem to stop once her baby, who she names William, is born. Things get worse when she, her husband, and the baby temporarily move into her mother-in-law’s creepy old house. It’s here that the visions start returning, and all sorts of spooky events start happening around her, including a priest hanging himself in their backyard.

Film notes

The William character would be the series’ central recurring character, while Grace would be portrayed as having died, with William visiting her grave in one of the later sequels.

After the first film, which had a horror atmosphere, the series shifted gears and is now regarded as a softcore pornographic film series with some horror elements.


  • Witchcraft II: The Temptress (1990)
  • Witchcraft III: The Kiss of Death (1991)
  • Witchcraft IV: The Virgin Heart (1992)
  • Witchcraft V: Dance with the Devil (1993)
  • Witchcraft VI: The Devil's Mistress (1994)
  • Witchcraft VII: Judgement Hour (1995)
  • Witchcraft VIII: Salem's Ghost (1996)
  • Witchcraft IX: Bitter Flesh (1997)
  • Witchcraft X: Mistress of the Craft (1998)
  • Witchcraft XI: Sisters in Blood (2000)
  • Witchcraft XII: In the Lair of the Serpent (2002)
  • Witchcraft XIII: Blood of the Chosen (2006)

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