Directed by Matt Cimber • 1976 • United States
Starring Millie Perkins, Lonny Chapman, Vanessa Brown
Representing something of an anomaly in the career of director Matt Cimber (whose other credits include blaxploitation fare like THE CANDY TANGERINE MAN), THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA is an unnerving journey into madness and murder. Molly (Millie Perkins) experiences violent fantasies in which she ties muscular men up before bloodily dispatching them with a razor. But when a news report announces the shocking double murder of two football players, which strongly echoes one of Molly’s most recent depraved flights of fancy, the fantasy starts to bleed into reality. Written by Perkins’s husband, Robert Thom, this thematically rich psychosexual curio features cinematography by Dean Cundey, who would go on to expand his genre credentials with his work on ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK and THE THING.