Supernatural: Season 3, Episode 9

Malleus Maleficarum (31 Jan. 2008)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Fantasy | Horror
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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.

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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

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"Malleus Maleficarum" means Hammer of the Witches in Latin, and it was the title for a fifteenth century treatise on witches. It was used to support argue the nature and reality of witchcraft and was used in the persecution and murder of women accused of witchcraft across Europe in in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. See more »

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Sam Winchester: We have to start looking at the big picture, Dean. Start thinking in strategies, in moves ahead. It's not so simple, we're not just hunting anymore. We're at war.
Dean Winchester: Are you feeling okay?
Sam Winchester: Why are you always asking me that?
Dean Winchester: Because you're takin' advice from a demon, for starters. And by the way you seem less and less worried about offing people. You know, it used to eat you up inside.
Sam Winchester: Yeah, and what has that gotten me?
Dean Winchester: Nothing, but it's just what you're supposed to do, okay? We're supposed to drive...
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Burn, Witch, Burn!
26 August 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

When the couple Paul Arthur and Janet Dutton arrives 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 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 stuffs. Sooner they discover that the housewife witches Elizabeth and Renee Van Allen are practicing witchcraft with the Book of Shadows for self-profit and 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.

"Malleus Maleficarum" is so far the best episode of the Third Season of Supernatural. The engaging story reveals truths and the origins of the demons, and shows that apparently Ruby is a "good" demon that keeps her human characteristics. "Burn, Witch, Burn! a.k.a. "Night of the Eagle" that Dean mentions is one of the most frightening movies of witchcraft that I have ever watched. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Magia Negra" ("Black Magic")


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