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The Legacy (1978)

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DVD Release Date
 R1: Sep 7, 2004

Budget USD 2,500,000

MPAA Rating

Running Time
1 hour, 42 minutes

Country UK, USA

Studio Turman-Foster Company, Universal

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Other Titles
• The Legacy
• The Legacy of Maggie Walsh (1979)
• Das Haus des Satans (1978)

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Genre: Horror, Occult, Murder, Haunted House, Supernatural, Demon, Devil, Witches, Wizards & Magic, Demonic Possession

Tagline: It is a birthright of living death...

Plot: An architect, Maggie Walsh, and her boyfriend, Pete Danner, travel to England for a vacation prior to starting a mysterious job that has been offered to them for $50,000. Once there, they have a motorcycle accident and are taken to the estate of a very esoteric gentleman in the remote English countryside, supposedly just for tea. However, they find to their surprise that not only was their arrival expected, but other guests have been invited as well. Their skepticism soon turns to terror and horror when the guests start dying in odd and violent fashion, until it becomes obvious that Maggie has been chosen for a supernatural legacy left by the mysterious owner of the

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 External Reviews
external linkNot a half-bad big-budget horror film. It's totally forgotten, but don't let that stop you from renting it if you see it collecting dust on your local video store shelf.

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