Salem, Massachusetts, 1692. Perched on the edge of a continent is a community dedicated to the service of God. A gang of teenage girls, stifled by the crushing piety of their elders, dance naked in the woods. One girl, Abigail Williams -- her innocence lost in the bed of John Proctor, a married farmer -- drinks a charm to kill his wife. And suddenly, the Devil is loose in Salem. The girls are discovered and, spurred on by their terrified accusations, the entire village is consumed by cries of witchcraft. One by one, the blameless victims of mass hysteria are torn from their homes until, inexorably, Abigail's vengeance is turned on Proctor's wife.
Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Paul Scofield, Joan Allen, Bruce Davison, Rob Campbell, Jeffrey Jones, Peter Vaughan, Karron Graves, Charlayne Woodard, Frances Conroy, Elizabeth Lawrence, George Gaynes, Mary Pat Gleson, Robert Breuler, Rachael Bella, Ashley Peldon, Tom McDermott, John Griesemer, Michael Gaston, William Preston, Ruth Maleczech, Sheila Pinkham, Peter Maloney, Kali Rocha, Taylor Stanley, Dorothy Brodesser, Dossy Peabody, Mara Clark, Will Lyman, Karen MacDonald, Sheila Ferrini, Ken Cheeseman