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Spell (2020)

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A man crash lands in rural Appalachia and awakens in the attic of a traditional Hoodoo practitioner. He desperately tries to break free from her dark magic and save his family from a sinister ritual before the rise of the blood moon.

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Mark Tonderai

Writer:

Kurt Wimmer
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Omari Hardwick ... Marquis T. Woods
Loretta Devine ... Eloise
Lorraine Burroughs ... Veora Woods
Hannah Gonera Hannah Gonera ... Samsara Woods
Kalifa Burton Kalifa Burton ... Tydon Woods
John Beasley ... Earl
Tumisho Masha ... Sheriff
Steve Mululu Steve Mululu ... Lewis
Peter Butler ... Dr. Holt
Andre Jacobs ... Wyman Thatcher (as André Jacobs)
Leo Wringer Leo Wringer ... Elderly Man at Gas Station
Tafara Nyatsanza Tafara Nyatsanza ... Young Man at Gas Station
Doctor Khasu-Nkatlo Doctor Khasu-Nkatlo ... Loretta (as Doctor Khasu-Kanku)
Chris April Chris April ... Julius
Tiffany von Willingh Tiffany von Willingh ... News Channel Reader
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While flying to his father's funeral in rural Appalachia, an intense storm causes Marquis (Omari Hardwick) to lose control of the plane carrying him and his family. He awakens wounded, alone and trapped in Ms. Eloise's (Loretta Devine) attic, who claims she can nurse him back to health with the Boogity, a Hoodoo figure she has made from his blood and skin. Unable to call for help, Marquis desperately tries to outwit and break free from her dark magic and save his family from a sinister ritual before the rise of the blood moon.

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, disturbing/bloody images, and language | See all certifications »
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Better than I thought
30 October 2020 | by passan-80670See all my reviews

The story or motivation of the main actor is the old cookie-cutter family-is-in-danger thing. So you know how it will end even before you see it.

The worst moments of this movie were about the skin color. I live in a reality where the skin color does not represent education, environment and character of a person. So every time skin color was brought up, I sighed REALLY hard. The problem with it was not the fact that it was there, but the on-the nose way it was brought up.

I did not liked the third act. The way he suddenly knows everything and can move despite a incredibly heavy injury ruined the "suspension of disbelief". (hardly a spoiler for those kind of moves)

Camera work and cinematography were bad.

What saves it, is the acting. Omari Hardwick had a great performance. He was believable in his desperation for the most part. Without him, this movie would have been much worse. His relationship with Lorraine Burroughs felt genuine and it seemed they had some chemistry. Not much unfortunately, because character development is barely there, but the few scenes they shared were good.

Loretta Devine... oh boy. She is an amazing villain. She was scary and very intimidating.

It is not a great movie, but one that had some interesting aspects. I definitely enjoyed the watch.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa

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