Spellbinder

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1 h 39 min1988R
Jeff Mills, an L.A. attorney, rescues a woman he has never met before, not knowing she is the woman of his dreams, or that she will lead him into a nightmare of illusion and betrayal.
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Janet Greek
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Timothy DalyKelly PrestonRick Rossovich
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Horror
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Supporting actors
Diana BellamyAudra LindleyCary-Hiroyuki TagawaAnthony CrivelloRoderick CookStefan GieraschTim Daly
Studio
MGM Domestic Television
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R (Restricted)
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4.3 out of 5 stars

420 global ratings

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  2. 18% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 10% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 4% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 4% of reviews have 1 stars
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LaustCawzReviewed in the United States on September 4, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Underrated horror classic!! Order arrived quickly. No delays. Great condition!!
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An underappreciated horror film classic!!
DVD arrived quickly with no delays or problems.
Like new condition!!
Micah, the movie loverReviewed in the United States on July 26, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
SPELLBINDER is one of THE best horror movies of all tie, in my opinion. Definitely worth a watch!
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SPELLBINDER is one of the BEST horror movies I've ever seen. I actually own a copy on VHS, but haven't been able to watch it in awhile, since I haven't come across it on DVD. Both Tim Daly (Jeff) and Kelly Preston (Miranda) are great as the 2 lead actors; Jeff, being the "innocent" attorney that "Miranda" and the cult have chosen for her to "bewitch". I don't want to spoil the movie for everyone, as I've read alot of the reviews that have practically told the entire story! PLEASE skip the long reviews if you want to really get into the plot, because the actors are great, the writing is excellent and the ending is one of the best I've ever seen in one of these types of movies and is completely unexpected! It's also fun to see both Kelly Preston and Tim Daly in their early careers in Hollywood and Rick Rossovich is great as "Jeff's" lawyer buddy. This is a very scary and creepy film and if you let yourself be drawn into the story, I promise you will not be sorry!
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TZReviewed in the United States on June 26, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
witchcraft-themed thriller, more true than ever in 2021
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It's rather eerie, that in 2001 witchcraft in Hollywood and with the Elites is a theme that is proving to be true. Kelly did a great job in a very sultry role. This was in the beginning of her career and shows all the talent of being a star. RIP Kelly -- you truly are an angel.
Baron MeinsterReviewed in the United States on July 28, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Solid 80s thriller
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I'd never seen Spellbinder until recently, and really enjoyed it. It screams 80s, from the clothing to the music score, but that's a good thing. I love the 80s! The story is solid and full of twists and turns. The Blu-ray looks great, by the way.
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Quick QuoteReviewed in the United States on April 13, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
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To go beyond the first feeling that watching this movie is sheer fantasy, the audience should view this movie in connection with The Wicker Man of 1973. Shirley McClain's appearance in Spellbinder indicates the seriousness of the material revealed here. It is also indicative of the "message" of the movie that Seneca County, Ohio is mentioned in the dialog as the home of many of the practitioners of folk religions. Charles Manson also revered Seneca County, Ohio as a holy place in occult practices.

Like The Wicker Man, viewing this movie as sheer fantasy leaves the covert message undiscovered. If you have not already, view these movies comparatively. The principle of hiding in plane site is consistent in both, but hiding is only an individual perception or should I say the lack of perception. These religions are much more thoroughly practiced than the unwary would care to believe.
DerohnReviewed in the United States on November 9, 2013
4.0 out of 5 stars
Hell hath no fury as a woman scorned
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I can see this movie coming on Lifetime or Oxygen channel. It's about a dude who comes across this women getting hit on by her boyfriend in a parking lot. He goes to save the day and insists her to spend time to lay low over his house for a while. All this sudden strange things start happening over his house with her like amityville type stuff. Then this hooded characters start popping up outside, mirrors burst, books fly, like a typhoon hit. They kidnapped the women he there he goes to save her again.

The movie is more of a romance suspense thriller type film. The pace can be a little slow but the ending is real good. I recommend, good classic watch.
joe stewartReviewed in the United States on February 3, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
The two leads were very good actors.
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The two leads were very good actors....the lieutenant was too..... it was a quality production and held my interest even though I knew what the ending would be ....the missing fifth star is because the plot was full of forced illogical hole that were very contrived... to make the ending happen
This was done in " In THE WICKER MAN which is now a cult masterpiece​ ...not to be missed. ...I could watch Kelly Preston forever
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Carlos Castaneda Jr.Reviewed in the United States on June 21, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
I wanted to recommend it since I saw so many one-star reviews
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This is an entertaining '80s horror thriller. I wanted to recommend it since I saw so many one-star reviews. I watched this about 25 years ago and parts of it stuck in my mind, Most notably, the twist and the scene about Seneca County. I recently watched it again and enjoyed the pace and the twists, even though I remembered how it ended.
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