6.2/10
11,825
118 user 172 critic

The Love Witch (2016)

Trailer
2:34 | Trailer
A modern-day witch uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her, with deadly consequences.

Director:

Anna Biller

Writer:

Anna Biller
Reviews
Popularity
3,363 ( 152)
3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samantha Robinson ... Elaine
Gian Keys Gian Keys ... Griff
Laura Waddell Laura Waddell ... Trish
Jeffrey Vincent Parise ... Wayne
Jared Sanford Jared Sanford ... Gahan
Robert Seeley Robert Seeley ... Richard
Jennifer Ingrum ... Barbara
Randy Evans ... Steve
Clive Ashborn ... Professor King
Lily Holleman ... Miss Curtis
Jennifer Couch Jennifer Couch ... Wendy
Stephen Wozniak ... Jerry
Giselle DaMier ... Harpist
April Showers ... April Showers
Elle Evans ... Star
Learn more

More Like This 

Viva II (2007)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two suburban couples experiment with sex, drugs and bohemia in early 1970's Los Angeles.

Director: Anna Biller
Stars: Anna Biller, Chad England, Bridget Brno
Short | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A poetic tale in eight chapters that questions predefined roles imposed by society. Young Jade flees from her posh London heritage background to explore her darkest fantasies and instincts in search for the newly proclaimed ultra-violence.

Director: Christian Neuman
Stars: Maria Barr, Kelby Keenan, Greta Matuseviciute
Short | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

While undergoing psychiatric treatment, a mourning widow must confront and figure out the meaning of her recurring nightmares while experiencing a distorted illusion of what may or may not be her reality.

Director: James C. Shahanshah
Stars: Rachel Alig, Ava Ames, Neil Arnote
Muse XII (2017)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A painter's life is forever changed when a mythical and deadly spirit from Celtic lore -- a Leannán Sí -- becomes his muse and lover.

Director: John Burr
Stars: Riley Egan, Elle Evans, Kate Mansi
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

To David, no one matters more than his daughter, Maya. With summer break just around the corner, and Anca, his ex-wife out of town, David hopes to win Maya over, by building her a tree house.

Director: Florin Brinza
Stars: Bogdan Fanariu, Ianisa Jelmarean, Laurentiu Plesa
Ett Hopp (2013)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In the middle of the night Erik's phone rings. It is his childhood friend, Elias, and all that separates him from death is a jump.

Director: Louis Russell
Stars: Simon Settergren, Sebastian Hiort af Ornäs, Inga Landgré
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A documentary film which explores the racial disparity and corporate exploitation of African-American and Latino prisoners within the United States Justice System.

Director: Edwin Freeman
Stars: Ikiesha Al-Shabazz, Keston Jones, Kamell Ellis
Short | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Sergio is just out of prison. He meets up with an old childhood friend, hoping for a fresh start, but it's not long before he feels even more hopeless about the life ahead than the one he just left behind.

Director: Louis Russell
Stars: Simon Settergren, Francisco Sobrado, Anna Åström
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In the cold, wintery fields of New England, a lonely old house wakes up every thirty years - and demands a sacrifice.

Director: Ted Geoghegan
Stars: Andrew Sensenig, Barbara Crampton, Larry Fessenden
Fast Sofa (2001)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

This road picture follows a dope fiend named Rick, who believes his goal in life is to track down Ginger, a famous porn star who is currently staying in her Beverly Hills hideaway. Rick is ... See full summary »

Director: Salomé Breziner
Stars: Jake Busey, Crispin Glover, Natasha Lyonne
Blasted Heath (2016)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A meteor falls on Earth and the pieces are scattered everywhere. And the future of humanity depends on a mute and paranoid scientist and a man who doesn't want to hear or understand anything.

Director: Rubén Arnaiz
Stars: Diana López, Crimsaiz, José Antonio López Alcántara
Horror | Thriller

A woman marries the man of her dreams only to find herself trapped in a nightmare, in this Gothic thriller inspired by the classic fairy tale Bluebeard.

Director: Anna Biller
Edit

Storyline

Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However her spells work too well, and she ends up with a string of hapless victims. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved will drive her to the brink of insanity and murder. With a visual style that pays tribute to Technicolor thrillers of the 1970s, THE LOVE WITCH explores female fantasy and the repercussions of pathological narcissism.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

She Loved Men...To Death. See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When the police pulled Elaine over in her car, he said her tail light was broken. Even though it was daytime, if the light fixture were broken, it could still be seen in the daylight. See more »

Quotes

Elaine: Witchcraft is just a way of concentrating energy. It can only work with what's already there.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in T00nVision: A Halloween Discussion (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Prima della Rivelazione #2
Written and performed by Ennio Morricone
From the soundtrack to Il diavolo nel cervello (1972)
See more »

User Reviews

 
weird but i liked it
22 December 2018 | by SambitMishra95See all my reviews

The Love Witch is Anna Biller's second feature film and my first time watching any of her works. The film is artistically spectacular - Costumes, shot making, colours, dialogue delivery - and original in scope. Biller commits to her genre (classic horror) and period-look (mid-sixties to early seventies, think "I Dream of Jeannie" or "Bewitched") and uses satire to turn the patriarchy on its head. It's a lot to try to accomplish in two hours. The film isn't without a few flaws. Sometimes the script is too thick and the pacing too slow, but overall, The Love Witch distinctively shines. Biller has a lot of promise as a director.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 118 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Love Witch See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,980, 13 November 2016

Gross USA:

$228,894

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$246,218
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.



Recently Viewed