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Wednesday, May 1st, 2024 7:36 AM

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looking for a film or short film? a little girl is orphaned? she has a witchcraft book...

looking for a film or short film? a little girl is orphaned?

and is placed in a home but has a dark side.

she has a witchcraft book and uses on people who hurt her?

Probably in the late 1970's or 1980's era.

I haven't seen the film in over 25 years or so.

don't know if it was on Elvira show or what?

all apologies for not more information.

Thank you for your time.

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2 months ago

It sounds like you might be describing the movie "The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane" from 1976, starring Jodie Foster. In the film, a young girl named Rynn is orphaned and lives alone in a house, hiding a dark secret. She uses her knowledge of witchcraft to protect herself from those who pose a threat. It's a suspenseful and eerie thriller that might match the description you provided.

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i wanna say yes. i just looked it up on youtube and its there. but i specifically remember the child using a book to conjure up things. forgive me for recounting. i appreciate your feedback. btw, jodie killed it. she's wonderful in that movie.

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790 Points

1 month ago

I have two suggestions.  

The first is the 1977 film The Child, a period horror movie, where the little girl uses these odd looking zombie creatures to kill her enemies.  However, I do not remember there being a magic book in it.  I can't say that there was not such a scene, but it doesn't ring any bells with me.  

The Child (1977) - The Child (1977) - User Reviews - IMDb

The second suggestion is a bit odd because it is not a movie.  The horror writer Ramsey Campbell wrote a short story called "Eye of Childhood" where a junior high girl uses a magic spellbook to conjure creatures to kill her art teacher.  However, I looked at Ramsey Campbell's IMDb credits and can't find any evidence that the story was ever adapted.  

Anyway, those are the only two suggestions that I can give you.  Good luck with your search.