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70s or 80s witch movie?

I watched this in the late 80s on one of those late night movie channels like USA or TBS. It's from the  70s or early 80s, could be made for tv. The plot was something like, modern day women were being killed in recreations of old witch killings in New England. The main scene I remember is a woman being pushed down a hill tied to a wheel on fire.  The word devil might be in the title? Thanks to whoever can help, this has been bugging me for a while!
asked Oct 3, 2013 in Name That Movie by emperorcupcake22 (12 points)

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I'll try this one, which I haven't seen for a very long time.

"The Devonsville Terror" (1983)
Wikipedia synopsis:
The film opens in 1683 Massachusetts where three women in the town of Devonsville are kidnapped by the townsfolk and systematically tortured and executed. After the final woman's execution, her apparition appears in the sky and a thunderstorm begins.
Then, 300 years later, Dr. Warley (Donald Pleasence) investigates the witch's purported curse on Devonsville. Three liberated, assertive women move into town, which angers the bigoted, male-dominated town fathers. One of the women is a reincarnation of the witch, who proceeds to exact revenge on the town males. Meanwhile, Dr. Warley fights a supernatural illness resulting from his lineage to the town's founding fathers who were responsible for the execution.
CAST:
Suzanna Love as Jenny Scanlon
Donald Pleasence as Dr. Warley
Robert Walker, Jr. (as Robert Walker) as Matthew Pendleton
Paul Willson as Walter Gibbs

From IMDb review:
Three women are killed by pigs, a burning wagon wheel, and a burning at the stake for witchcraft. Whether they were really witches or not is not clear though, as I've read someone else point out, there is a curse on the doctor's family that appears to be real.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Devonsville_Terror
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085434/

Here's the movie trailer on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG7Oa-8frik
answered Oct 3, 2013 by MystMoonstruck (10,229 points)
selected Oct 3, 2013 by emperorcupcake22
That's it!! Thank you so much!
You're welcome! I was reading through some of the older questions when I thought, "I guess I'll suggest this one" though I was relying on a vague memory. I thought they had the complete film at YouTube, but it's been taken down.

I'm honestly very happy that I could solve your mystery. I know exactly how it feels to have nagging  memories that I can't put a name to. When I finally solve it, it's a "Wahoo!" moment!

Thanks for the Best Answer=}
In this movie did a man smother his sick wife with a pillow if so I've been looking for this movie as well
That part I don't remember. The description doesn't "click" for me though I know there are many movies with that type of scene.

Perhaps you should make this a question, adding any other information you can recall.
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