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PAMELA SUE MARTIN STARS IN 'BAY COVE' WITH TIM MATHESON

Marsha Moreau serves it creepy in BAY COVE Year: 1987
Occasionally, made-for-television movies delving into the horror genre are surprisingly good. GARGOYLES comes to mind from the seventies, and for the next decade, here’s another...

Pamela Sue Martin and Tim Matheson are a big city couple who decide to move to the nearby old-fashioned island of Bay Cove, which, it turns out, has some strange content...

Including an eerie old man who stares out a window SENTINEL style; neighbors who really hate/fear dogs; and a cemetery that's most recent headstone dates back to the 1700's, possibly making the middle-aged residents a couple hundred years old as Pamela Sue's our investigative Mia Farrow ala ROSEMARY’S BABY (sans impregnation); the in-denial Matheson adheres quickly to the weird locals, taking the John Cassavetes soulless husband mantel (only in this case, he takers her into the purchase); and Woody Harrelson's the heroine's best friend who, like Maurice Evans, gets a piece of clothing stolen before buying the farm. 

Tim Matheson and Pamela Sue Martin SCORE: ***1/2
Jeff Conaway is a deceptively mundane, preppy neighbor while the pivotal Ruth Gordon/Satan's watchdog role goes to Barbara Billingsly, who co-starred with Matheson on a few LEAVE IT TO BEAVER episodes. Add an eerie little girl (Marsha Moreau), who possesses an ability to always keep a tight eye on the newcomers, thus providing a random dash of THE EXORCIST.

Produced by future BATMAN moguls Peter Gruber and Jon Peters, the suspense and intrigue goes hand in hand as our heroine stumbles upon the truth, and thus her life becomes more in danger while the surrounding residents, and her seemingly perfect husband, become more enigmatic, and possibly lethal. The original title's BAY COVEN, yet without the N lies a more subtle and suitable title as much of the film consists of obscuring that element (EYE OF THE DEMON and STRANGERS IN TOWN are other alternates). And the island itself is called Devlin. Can't say they weren't warned. 
Spella, Spella, Spella, Spella... Spell Me More, Spell Me More in BAY COVE featuring Jeff Conaway
Pamela Sue Martin, Tim Matheson, Jeff Conaway, Susan Ruttan in Bay Cove aka BAY COVEN
Marsha Moreau in BAY COVE aka Pánico en Bay Cove aka Город чернокнижников aka
Marsha Moreau in BAY COVE with Inga Swenson aka Bahía Coven aka BAY COVEN
Marsha Moreau in BAY COVE aka THE DEVILS OF BAY COVE aka Rogo
Tim Matheson and Pamela Sue Martin in BAY COVE aka Strangers in Town
Barbara Billingsly and Woody Harrelson don't see eye-to-eye in BAY COVE
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