“The Possession” opens in theaters August 31, 2012.

“A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl’s father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.” (IMDB)

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I have searched high and low for this film!

I have spent several pre-Halloween seasons trying to figure out the name of a movie that I watched as a kid.  I always thought the with was played by Cher.  I’m not sure why I thought that- give me a break I was a little kid.  Anyways, I am happy to announce that I have finally discovered the true actress and the name of the movie.  drum roll …..

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Mariette Hartley, plays the witch in this wonderful family Halloween film

1979: The Halloween that Almost Wasn’t (AKA The Night Dracula Saved the World)

Check out the link to a wonderful site, “halloween specials.net”.  They have provided a great write up, pictures and even the show itself (in three parts).   Enjoy.  Click Here