The Spell (1977) - Horror

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A teenaged girl, taunted by her schoolmates because she's overweight, uses her supernatural powers to take revenge.

IMDB: 5.7
Director: Lee Philips
Stars: Lee Grant, Susan Myers
Length: 86 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 5 out of 30 found boring (16.66%)

One-line Reviews (15)

Worth watching if you like the older films and occult/witches types of films.

I hated everyone in this boring movie.

What works is the likeable cast (I always enjoy watching Lee Grant), and the one totally out-there shock scene, but apart from that it is rather mundane and not really capable of standing out among the many other late 1970's TV thrillers.

Yes, yes, it's a 'Carrie' rip-off, but still enjoyable!

Overall, "The Spell" is an amusing film that I personally found utterly absorbing, largely because its core melodrama was so perplexing.

" There are a handful of scare scenes here that are dated by contemporary standards, though one is so bizarre and unexpected it's almost disturbing.

Totally empty except for the performances by the actors including a young Helen Hunt.

..I highly recommend this to anyone that likes truly scary and suspenseful films of the 70's .. I don't know where to get a copy for myself so if anyone know please e-mail me at.. michman5614@aol.

I'm not saying all of the Lifetimes are bad, some are OK, but the ones that are boring are very pedestrian like this turkey trot.

What a piece of boring garbage, even for TV.

It's a slow moving pace that never really catches the viewer.

Just because you are bored of watching does not mean other people will be.

This movie is sooo boring.

Quite entertaining really.

This is a CARRIE clone, and as such, is very entertaining.