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The mountain is called Pendle Mountain after Pendle Hill in England. In 1612, twelve people from the area around Pendle Hill were tried for witchcraft. Also, Mother Malkin was most likely named after Malkin Tower, the house where Demdike (one of the witches tried in the Lancashire Witch Trials in 1612) lived. Malkin was local slang for excrement at the time. See more »
A the beginning of the movie, Master Gregory tells his apprentice to get the long bow, however the bow he picks up is the shorter, composite bow. See more »
Gregory! Gregory! Have mercy. Release me. Gregory! Come back! Gregory!
[seasons come and go]
My power returns with the rise of the blood moon. Hell awakens.
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This film tells the tale of a seventh son from a village, who is chosen by a master to fight the evil witch who will rule the land.
"Seventh Son" is one of the rare mediaeval fantasy film, that don't seem to be made anymore. This fantasy tale is entertaining, and Julianne Moore gives a good performance of a cold blooded witch. The story itself is not particularly interesting or engaging, and there is little thrill. The film is heavily reliant on computer generated graphics, but we have been wowed by "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" already. Hence, "Seventh Son" offers nothing new, and only offers a brainless way to kill two hours.
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