Horror History: Thursday, April 17, 1980: The Watcher in the Woods was released in theaters

Legendary actress and two-time Oscar(R)-winner Bette Davis (Dangerous, 1935; Jezebel, 1938) stars in this frightening and atmospheric thriller. When an American teenager joins her family in an English country house, she experiences strange and supernatural occurrences. Mrs. Alywood (Davis), the kindly caretaker, knows the dark secret behind the happenings … and prepares for the return of a young girl who died mysteriously some 30 years earlier! The Watcher in the Woods weaves a haunting, riveting tale that stays with you long after the explosive ending!|This 1980 film, starring Bette Davis, was released without an ending — the elaborate special effects segment wasn’t completed in time. The studio hoped no one would notice, but critics did, and Disney withdrew the picture to “refilm” the ending.