The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (1978)

Genres - Horror, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Supernatural Horror  |   Run Time - 300 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This television miniseries is based on Thomas Tryon's complex and suspenseful occult thriller Harvest Home, delving into the forbidden rituals of the small New England township Cornwall Combe, whose residents offer annual human sacrifices to pagan gods in return for a bountiful corn harvest. The production is notable mainly for the participation of Bette Davis, who plays the powerful Widow Fortune, the town's leading practitioner of the black arts. A very young Rosanna Arquette co-stars as one of the new kids in town. Beware the severely cut home video version, which omits almost 200 minutes of footage and thus loses a great deal of clarity.

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cult, family, family-move, human-sacrifice, occult, ritual, town, artist, life-changes, New-England, Satanism, supernatural-forces