I’ve seen a few films recently where people use the black arts or occult spells like The Alchemist’s Cookbook and A Dark Song. This is another to add to that list.

Pyewacket (2017)
1h 30min | Horror, Thriller | 23 March 2018 (USA)
A frustrated, angst-ridden teenage girl awakens something in the woods when she naively performs an occult ritual to evoke a witch to kill her mother.
Director: Adam MacDonald
Writer: Adam MacDonald
Stars: Nicole Muñoz, Laurie Holden, Chloe Rose

Adam MacDonald is our director. He is known for “Backcountry” the bear horror movie. He does a good job here. I’ll definitely be looking for more from him especially in the horror genre.

Leah is our protagonist here. She has all the trappings of a high school student: hates her mom, into black magic, cuts herself … well unfortunately these days all those are common things. There is tension throughout and an awesome score helping to make that happen. I like it that the scares are more drawn out thoughtful ones and not jump scares. It builds the story slowly and has a spooky tone throughout (which I value in horror).

This is certainly one to check out for all you horror buffs out there. Enjoy. I gave it 7/10.

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