WITCHCRAFT V (1993) Reviews and overview

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‘This time the Devil wants more than just your soul.’

Witchcraft V – aka – Witchcraft V: Dance with the Devil is a 1993 American supernatural horror film directed by Talun Hsu from a screenplay by James Merendino (Death ClubEvil RemainsWitchcraft IV: The Virgin Heart) and Steve Tymon (Mirror, Mirror III: The Voyeur; Fraternity Demon). The movie stars Marklen Kennedy, Carolyn Taye-Loren, Nicole Sassaman, and David Huffman.

An evil warlock takes over a rock club and uses beautiful women to try to collect enough souls so that he may bring Satan to Earth…


“This is easily the fastest-moving Witchcraft, in part because the plot keeps changing its mind about what the hell it’s going to be about in the opening half-hour, so by the time the momentum has an opportunity to die, there’s really not even that much movie left to cope with. And even though Marklen Kennedy is doing nothing I find worthy of note, he’s at least not such sluggish bad company as Solomon was.” Alternate Ending

“As portrayed by David Huffman, Cain is the only thing worth watching as he gathers assorted human souls as he prepares for Satan’s return to Earth. But not even his performance (hammy but enjoyable) can raise this from the lower depths of Hollywood filmmaking.” John Stanley, Creature Features

“The sudden discovery of the wonderful world of boobs makes Witchcraft V feel like a turning point in the series, at least from what I understand with regards to the later, more sex-focused entries.  There’s still, however, a definitive plot and supernatural storyline, and Cain’s performance alone makes the film an entertaining time killer.” Daily Grindhouse

” …there’s still a small amount of effort being made here to craft an actual plot. Things get ever more ridiculous, such as the way in which Will is still apparently a lawyer and the way he has shrugged off all of the past events in his life, but they hang together just enough to make you think someone wrote more than just the moments of nudity.” For It Is Man’ Number

“There were some bright spots, like the frequent nudity. I especially appreciated it when Nicole Sassaman (Marta) was nude. I knew that Witchcraft would enter softcore territory at some point, and I think V is the first one that’s really there, with four extended (ahem) sex scenes.” Life Between Frames

Cast and characters:

Marklen Kennedy … William
Carolyn Taye-Loren … Keli
Nicole Sassaman … Marta
David Huffman … Cain
Lenny Rose … Reverand Meredith
Freddy Andreiuci … Bill
Kimberly Bolin … Secretary
Ralph Sturges … Client
Richard Skillman … Club Owner
Ayesha Hauer … Anastasia
Drew Peloso … Transient
Zane Paolo … Club Owner #2
Greg Grunberg … Manager
Jasmine O’Donnell… Waitress

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