Supernatural: Season 3, Episode 9

Malleus Maleficarum (31 Jan. 2008)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Fantasy | Horror
8.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.7/10 from 1,305 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 1 critic

The seemingly harmless practices of a group of neighborhood witches goes bad when one of them kills a woman. Ruby offers her assistance... but she has a few secrets of her own.

Director:

Writers:

(created by),
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 5028 titles
created 10 Dec 2011
 
list image
a list of 2006 titles
created 16 May 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 35 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Malleus Maleficarum (31 Jan 2008)

Malleus Maleficarum (31 Jan 2008) on IMDb 8.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Supernatural.
« Previous Episode | 53 of 202 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
...
Tammi
...
Elizabeth
...
Renee Van Allen
...
Amanda (as Rebecca Robbins)
...
Paul Dutton
...
Ron
...
Janet Dutton
Edit

Storyline

When the couple, Paul Arthur and Janet Dutton, arrive home Janet mysteriously loses her teeth while brushing them and finally dies. Dean and Sam investigate the case and Sam finds a hex bag hidden in the bathroom. They note that Paul is evasive when they ask if he has an enemy. However when they save Paul from an evil spell, he tells him that he had an affair with the unstable Amanda Burns. Dean and Sam head to her house and find her dead in the middle of witchcraft paraphernalia. They soon discover that the housewives, Elizabeth and Renee Van Allen, are practicing witchcraft with the Book of Shadows for self-profit. They have formed the book club with Amanda and Tammi Benton. When Ruby saves the life of Dean, he learns that a powerful demon is leading the housewives and Sam and he are in danger. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 January 2008 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When reporting Amanda's dead body Dean says the address is 309 Mayfair Circle. This is probably a reference to Anne Rice's 'Mayfair Witches'. See more »

Quotes

Ruby: Sooner or later, hell will burn away your humanity.
See more »

Connections

References Hellraiser (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Every Rose Has It's Thorn
Performed by Poison
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The episode that kills my love of Supernatural
8 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

You couldn't get more offensive if you made a list of misogynistic tropes and purposely tried to write them all.

The actual Malleus Maleficarum is one of the most hateful anti-woman screeds ever written, and was used as a justification for the mass murder of actual women. This episode uses the title in fun, as if it were somehow true. (Imagine doing the same with a racist or anti-Semitic historical text!)

In history, the inquisitors were the real monsters. Here Sam and Dean take the inquisitor role without irony. What were the writers thinking?

The women in this episode are portrayed as varying degrees of stupid, shallow, greedy, and evil. And just to rub it in, we get multiple uses of words like "bitch," "skank," and "whore," most coming from our heroes' mouths. If you don't understand why this is not okay, please google "feminism 101" and read.


3 of 37 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
GMMR: Jensen Ackles - Part 2 scarlet8
Access Hollywood: Jared + Jensen Tease Season 10 scarlet8
TV Line: Jensen Ackles Previews Demon Dean - Plus Musical Hour? scarlet8
Zap2it Misha Interview mostly_mosey
Episodes that would make a better spinoff than Bloodlines jbskibum
Jensen Ackles Previews Season 10/Demon Dean scarlet8
Discuss Malleus Maleficarum (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?