Melissa Joan Hart, Watcher in the Woods

SDCC: Melissa Joan Hart and Mom on producing Watcher in the Woods together

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Sep 3, 2019, 7:16 AM EDT (Updated)

Most of you know Melissa Joan Hart as Sabrina the Teenage Witch. But now we’re going to know her as the director and co-executive producer of the TV movie, The Watcher in the Woods

…along with her co-executive producer Paula Hart, aka Joan's mom.

This mother/daughter venture is a reimagining of the 1980 horror movie starring Bette Davis. In it, a young girl tries to learn the fate of her lookalike who disappeared 30 years prior. As Melissa Hart says in our interview below, the original film flailed over the sci-fi aspects of the story, so she decided to make it a ghost tale.

Best of all, they managed to snag the incomparable Anjelica Houston for a role. How did they do it? We’ll just let the Harts speak for themselves below.

The Watcher in the Woods will air on Lifetime on October 21.

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