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Pyewacket (2017)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 23 March 2018 (USA)
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A frustrated, angst-ridden teenage girl awakens something in the woods when she naively performs an occult ritual to evoke a witch to kill her mother.

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Adam MacDonald

Writer:

Adam MacDonald
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Cast overview:
Laurie Holden ... Mrs. Reyes
Nicole Muñoz ... Leah Reyes
Chloe Rose ... Janice
Eric Osborne ... Aaron
Romeo Carere Romeo Carere ... Rob
Bianca Melchior ... Pyewacket
James McGowan ... Rowan Dove
Victoria Sanchez ... Teacher
Neil Whitely ... Detective
Missy Peregrym ... 911 Operator (voice)
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A frustrated, angst-ridden teenage girl awakens something in the woods when she naively performs an occult ritual to evoke a witch to kill her mother.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Espíritu del mal See more »

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When the milk is spilled in the fridge, it's shape resembles the film's poster See more »

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Dance With Me V.2
Performed by The Lords of the New Church
Written by Stiv Bators (as Steve Bator), Brian James
Published by Lovolar Music (BMI) Administered by Bike Music (BMI)
Licensed from Easy Action Recordings, Ltd.
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A Taught and Frightening Slow Burn that Pays Off
23 March 2018 | by mike-grottonSee all my reviews

Adam Macdonald really arrives with Pyewacket. I was a bit put off by the idea of 'teen angst' being a center piece of the plot, but once I saw the type of angst Macdonald was talking about and the absolute realism and dramatic conflict (external and internal) that he divines from it, well I might never look at 'teen angst' the same way again.

It's well worth noting that 'slow burn' is a very apt description, and Pyewacket requires some patience, but luckily it thoroughly nails the delivery of its final act in a way that pays off the viewers endurance as well as the story.

Great film and should advance Macdonald up the charts in the horror genre. Can't wait to see what comes next.


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