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Robert Allen Schnitzer
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Macho macho macho men! I want to KILL some macho men...
Exterminate the entire male race, Molly! Carry on castrating football-players and slicing up obnoxious TV-actors, as they're all bastards anyway! Whoa... I let go of myself there for a second, but only because this film is so very convincing in its portrayal of a traumatized young woman with a deeply repressed hatred towards overpowering men, spawned by a barbarically forced incestuous relationship with her father; a typical sailor. "The Witch Who Came From The Sea" is a gritty and disturbing motion picture, and definitely NOT the sleazy exploitation garbage it's reputed to be (courtesy of the stupid BBFC and their list of banned Video Nasties). Admittedly, I too was expecting a steaming pile of exploitative 70's trash, but the tone & style of this film literally blew me away! Millie Perkins gives a staggering performance as Molly, a devoted aunt to her nephews and go-to-girl of the popular seaside bar The Boathouse. She loves telling her nephews heroic stories about their grandfather when he was out at sea with his crew but, in reality, he was a perverted child molester who continuously hit & raped her. Molly reverts to her television set to find new idols, but her dark subconscious memories eventually cause her mind to snap and she goes on a malevolent killing spree. "The Witch etc..." is a truly odd but fascinating film, lightyears ahead of its time in the psychological department and rich on shocking themes instead of gratuitous gore. The notorious castration sequence is pretty difficult to watch and the incest parts could be considered offensive, but if you exclusively focus on those elements you'll miss out on a truly insightful psychological drama! Instead of turning into a relentless & vengeful killing machine like the girl in "I Spit on your Grave", Molly is still a very vulnerable woman and won't be a single moment that you'll stop caring for her. The fantastic script of this film also puts a lot of time in the drawing of the supportive characters. Everyone in this story seems to have an interesting personal background, from the uncanny-looking tattoo artist to Molly's emotionally unstable sister and the amiable bartender Long John. The low budget didn't prevent director Matt Cimber from selecting several marvelous and atmospheric filming locations and an extra word of praise goes out to Dean Cundey for his breathtakingly beautiful cinematography. This is a film every fan of exceptional cinema should respect and add to her/his collection.
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