GenreDrama, Horror, Romance Music directorBasil Poledouris WriterTracy Torme LanguageEnglish
Release dateSeptember 23, 1988 CastTim Daly (Jeff Mills), Kelly Preston (Miranda Reed), Rick Rossovich (Derek Clayton), Audra Lindley (Mrs. White), Anthony Crivello (Aldys) Similar moviesThe Craft (1996), Cry of the Banshee (1970), Little Witches (1996), The Covenant (2006), The Brotherhood of Satan (1971)
TaglineA chance encounter. A dream come true. A man would do anything for a girl like Miranda
Spellbinder is a 1988 American thriller film directed by Janet Greek, starring Timothy Daly and Kelly Preston. The screenplay was written by Tracy Tormé. The original music score was written by Basil Poledouris. The film was marketed with the tagline "A nightmare of illusion and betrayal".
Spellbinder 1988 movie trailer tim daly kelly preston
When Los Angeles attorney Jeff Mills and his friend Derek Clayton rescue a young beautiful woman, Miranda Reed, from an apparently abusive boyfriend, the trouble starts. Miranda has no home so Jeff offers her to stay at his house. Jeff unknowing becomes involved with Miranda and the web of intrigue that follows her. But as the two became lovers, Jeff learns that Miranda is on the run from the witches' coven (to which she belongs).
But now the coven wants Miranda back as a sacrifice at the winter solstice tomorrow night. She must come to them of her own free will, and the coven try to force her into doing so, using sorcery to taunt and terrify the two of them. Miranda tells Jeff of her situation, but not the entire truth, and Jeff willingly helps Miranda out of her troubles, but creates his own.
Timothy Daly as Jeff Mills
Kelly Preston as Miranda Reed
Rick Rossovich as Derek Clayton
Audra Lindley as Mrs. White
Anthony Crivello as Aldys
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Lieutenant Lee
Diana Bellamy as Grace Woods
James Watkins as Tim Weatherly
Kyle T. Heffner as Herbie Green
M. C. Gainey as Brock
Stefan Gierasch as Edgar De Witt
Roderick Cook as Ed Kennerle
The film was given a limited release theatrically in the United States by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in September 1988. It grossed $657,446 domestically at the box office.