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 1,366 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...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2046 titles
created 16 May 2012
 
a list of 16 titles
created 22 Jun 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 29 Jul 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 7 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 206 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

Sam introduces himself and Dean as Agents Bachman and Turner, a nod to Bachman-Turner Overdrive ("Takin' Care of Business", "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet", et al.). See more »

Quotes

Sam Winchester: Wait, so you're mad I'm starting to agree with you?
See more »

Connections

References The Secret (2006) 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.


4 of 42 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
songs you want to hear in future episodes that haven't been used yet pikachu_fan_number_9
The angel storyline is getting so repetitive KBlair16
If You Could Write This Shows Spin Off mddwbsst
Do you think Balthazar is still alive? nickel_for_your_thoughts
You Just Know Cole Will... MysticInvestigations
You're not a failure to us, Cas! spn_djinn
Discuss Malleus Maleficarum (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?