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The Watcher In The Woods Movie Behind The Scenes

Making The Watcher In The Woods

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Go behind the scenes on the 1980 Horror / Occult movie starring Bette Davis, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Kyle Richards More Cast


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Diane Lane was the first choice for the role of Jan Curtis.
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Bette Davis reportedly hated making this film. She was often bored on set, feeling she had nothing to do. She also thought her young co-star, Lynn-Holly Johnson, was a lousy actress - Davis was often heard to remark how much better Diane Lane would have been in the role!
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The film is based on a book entitled "A Watcher In The Woods" by Florence Engel Randall, which was published in 1976.



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Alternate Versions

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The original version of the movie, as released into theaters (briefly, only one week in New York City) in 1980 had a whole different ending -some would say no ending at all.

It featured the appearance of the "Watcher" as a shiny alien creature looking like ripped plastic refuse sacks that picks up Jan and disappears into thin air, reuniting her later with Mrs Aylewood.



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