The Dunwich Horror (1970)




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Nancy Walker (Sandra Dee) is the virginal coed at a California university slated to mate with the devil himself. Wilbur Whateley (Dean Stockwell) is the son of the devil who recruits the unknowing Nancy for the Satanic ritual. Sam Jaffe is his addled relative, and Ed Begley plays the college dean Dr. Armitage. This mystery is taken from the novel by H.P. Lovecraft. Wilber's invisible supernatural brother devours a helpless damsel (Donna Baccala), a victim of her own curiosity in this unspectacular horror film.
R (for some sexuality/nudity.)
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Sandra Dee
as Nancy Walker
Dean Stockwell
as Wilbur Whateley
Ed Begley Sr.
as Dr. Henry Armitage
Sam Jaffe
as Old Whateley
Donna Baccala
as Elizabeth Hamilton
Barboura Morris
as Mrs. Cole
Michael Fox
as Dr. Raskin
Jason Wingreen
as Police Chief
Lloyd Bochner
as Dr. Cory
Toby Russ
as Librarian
Jack Pierce
as Reege
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Critic Reviews for The Dunwich Horror

All Critics (6)

The animated opening credits sequence is the best part of a leadenly paced picture that grows less gripping as it moseys along.

Full Review… | April 9, 2016
Creative Loafing

Pretty much botched Lovecraft adaptation.

August 21, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The film should be more interesting for Lovecraft fans than to the general audience.

Full Review… | October 22, 2002
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June 12, 2005
F5 (Wichita, KS)

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December 29, 2002

Audience Reviews for The Dunwich Horror


This is a decently unsettling Lovecraft adaptation, though the most disturbing thing about it remains the molester mustache that Dean Stockwell is sporting. That thing fucking creeped me out Rental!

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

Lackluster adaptation of Lovecraft's creepy ook-from-another-dimension forte with Stockwell staring intently quite a bit and Dee (!) trying to leave the beach behind her. More interesting to see what the cast was willing to do for a buck, but that don't last long.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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I know I saw this movie, but I can't recall it at all, I need to see it again.

Aj V
Aj V

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