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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

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Adam MacDonald
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Cast

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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The name "Pyewacket" comes from the 1647 British pamphlet "The Discovery of Witches," in which author Matthew Hopkins claims to have interrogated witches in Essex County. One witch names many familiars, including the spirit Pyewacket which appeared to her as some sort of animal. See more »

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Fire Away
Performed by Rey Pila
Written by Diego Solorzano (BMI), Andres Velasco (BMI), Rodrigo Blanco (BMI)
Published by Peer Music III, Ltd., Andres Velasco, Rodrigo Blanco
Licensed from Cult Records, LLC, Courtesy of Kobalt Music Recordings
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(Evil) Things to do while being a teenager
5 July 2018 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

The movie I guess could have been better, yet it did win me back a bit towards the end. While the inciting incident feels more than forced (we know teenagers can do stupid things, then again this is way beyond that), it kind of redeems itself on that and on other fronts. There are other moments that will question the characters involved and more importantly their ability to make choices (if you're mean you could also wonder how they survive always choosing the worst possible action to take).

Horror is quite good though and through all its faults it does have good cinematography and it does create a really good mood overall. You can have fun with this despite all and while it never fully achieves everything you may wish it did - overall it's more than decent


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