Burnin' Love (1988)

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  • Love at Stake Alternative


Fantasy. In "Puritan New England, 1692", Miles returns home to marry Sara Lee, but Faith, a real witch, also arrives in town. Meanwhile, the judge and mayor hatch a plot to have rich townsfolk falsely accused of witchcraft so they can grab their money, land and possessions. Faith covets Miles and frames Sara Lee for witchcraft, but Sara Lee and Miles are jointly condemned to the stake. However, Miles kicks a flaming torch onto Faith, who 'explodes' and transforms into an old witch: she forces the judge and mayor to confess all before she vanishes.

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