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The Coven (2002)

Video  -  Horror  -  5 January 2002 (USA)
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Autumn
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Spencer (as Nicole Krauter)
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Kelly
Brannon Gould ...
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Jack Offstein ...
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While away at college, Autumn becomes associated with a Coven of witches. After being visited by her dead grandmother from the spirit world, Autumn realizes that she must use her magical powers for good rather than evil. She battles for control of her Coven with the evil raven-haired Vallie. Vallie threatens to sacrifice Autumn's boyfriend Gabe. Autumn must fight to save him, and the fate of her Coven. Written by Anonymous

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Hmmm...
14 February 2002 | by (Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

Well, to just go off and say this is a total rip-off of the film The Craft, would be poor judgement on my part. To say that The Coven "borrowed" a few elements from that film would be accurate.

This shot on video, witchcraft based movie is flawed! Not so much in weak script, decent enough cinematography, okay directing ( I mean from the same guy that made Camp Blood 1 & 2), but instead of trying to put a good spin on witchcraft, it instead makes it look even worse. Well, atleast to the untrained eye. I am not going to get into the elements and philosophies of Wicca, but explore the film instead.

The Burning at the stake scene was refreshing to see in a B-movie. It brought back the old taboo people have of witchcraft, and actually chartered new territory in these types of movies. However, the character of Vallie in no way can compare to Fariuza Balk as Nancy in the The Craft.

Given its low budget, the film still maintains a constant flow. It doesn't let itself get cluttered with cliche after cliche. It really doesn't try to break new ground, and does at certain points!

Overall a decent rental, and worth a watch or two. Don't expect oscar worthy...anything, but much better than some other films out there, attempting to explore the same topic.

5.5 out of 10


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