PG | | Family, Horror, Mystery
When a family moves to a country home, the young girls experience strange happenings that have a link to an occult event years past.
Starring as Mrs. Aylwood in this Disney Studios film was veteran actress Bette Davis, who had just recently co-starred in another cinema movie directed by John Hough for Walt Disney Productions, as Letha in Return from Witch Mountain (1978).
Boy, Mrs. Aylwood sure is creepy.
Paul Curtis: How comforting to know we're the "right sort of people."
Ellie Curtis: I've seen the iciest of old ladies melted by your charm.
Mrs. Thayer: I think it was your daughter who did the trick.
Ellie Curtis: Me?
Mrs. Thayer: No, dear, not you.
Mrs. Thayer: She had a daughter about your age.
Jan Curtis: ...
When seen in the mirror maze Karen is wearing white tights. When she returns to the chapel they are gone.
The alternate ending begins with Jan calling Mike and telling him to gather his mother and Tom Colley to reunite with John Keller and have the ceremony to get Karen back. Then when she meets up with Mrs. Aylewood, and more dialogue than in the theatrical version is featured-depicting witchcraft and more talk about the demonic possessions Ellie experienced. Then, when she goes to John Keller, to get him to the church, there is more dialogue between the two of the belief that Karen died. Then, the same ending that the first one was is present, but instead of cuts of Ellie running in the woods, it is in fact Jan and Ellie's mother running in the woods-and the same manor that the young Mrs. Aylewood ran the night Karen disappeared. Then the demon comes and takes Jan away-like the original, only this time it shoes the dimension which the demon lives, and what Karen is trapped in time-which looks like a diamond rough. Jan goes into the time gap and embraces Karen then the two disappear to earth's dimension, and the rest picks up where the original ending left off. There is more footage taken out, and more footage thrown into this ending (a scene where John Keller is apologizing for Jan's disappearance to her mother).