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1h 24min
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After her father dies, teenager Leah (Nicole Muñoz) is forced, by her unstable mother, to leave her friends behind and move to a house in the woods. Feeling isolated and hopeless, Leah turns to Black Magic to release her anger. She naively performs an occult ritual found in a book on her bedroom shelf to invoke the spirit of a witch to kill her mother. Terrified by strange occurrences, and stricken by guilt, Leah desperately tries to reverse the spell, but soon realizes she has awoken something sinister...and nothing can prepare her for the terror that has been unleashed.
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Jonathan Bronfman, Victoria Sanchez Mandryk
Voiced By:
Missy Peregrym
Adam MacDonald
Signature Entertainment
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Run Time:
84 minutes
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
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Spoilers follow ... - Pyewacket review by NP

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Yes, this is a teen angst story. Yes, the teens are of the troubled Goth variety so unappealingly stereotyped in so many films. But don’t despair! Director and writer Adam MacDonald portrays them in a very sympathetic manner (the obligatory expletives are a little forced, however) and they emerge not only as strong characters, but their group is a vital one considering the inconsistency that exists at home.

Leah (Nicole Muñoz) is missing her dead father, and her mother’s up-and-down alcohol-induced mood-swings are making her unhappy. A keen reader of occult books, she rashly performs a Black Magic ritual to be rid of her mother – and then regrets it. By then, of course, it’s too late.

This is a pleasingly altered take on the familiar ‘summoning a demon’ story, and the modest budget is used to good effect, with bumps and jolting camera angles providing more naturalistic chills than CGI (which is used, but very sparingly) or wildly choreographed jump-scares. The new house Leah and her mother (Laurie Holden) move into is tailor-made for a haunting and is surrounded by acres of terrific Blair Witchy woodland. The acting is very good from all concerned, especially the two major females, and it becomes a blur as to just who is possessed and who is the victim.

It’s a low-key slow-burner with a familiar narrative, but with enough enjoyable details to satisfy.

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Bratty-wackit - Pyewacket review by porky

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Bratty Teenager wishes her Mother Dead and Conjours up a demon to do the deed.

Next day she has a rethink and Wishes she hadn't done it , realising her Mum is a Good Mum after all .

Too Late ,You Get What You Wish For , Hideous Girl sadly survives the movie ,Innocent People Die .

Low Budget ,Entertaining enough but doesn't really go anywhere of great interest .

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