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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

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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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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Very ambitious horror flick from a director who absolutely has a very bright future
24 March 2018 | by AhmedSpielberg99See all my reviews

I have a lot of issues with Pyewacket: (dull dialogue between the mother and her daughter, bad set up for the dramatic aspect, some scary scenes that either don't have too much to do with the story or just were poorly executed, slow pacing that didn't work before the climax), but this indie flick also has a lot of pros:

Adam MacDonald used many clever techniques for shooting the jump scares and the other scary scenes using very wide shots to reveal somethings which is very unique and creative way to be used in Horror films. The slow pacing helped the film after the climax and really made it an insidious slow burn.The movie established masterful rules and basics for the evil force from using the rituals. Also, the sound engineering and the editing are top-notch and so risky to be used that way in a horror film but that made some scenes seem way scarier than what they could have been.

All the performances were very good and helped enhancing the terror aspect and elevating the dramatic one. The psychological part played a vital role to make me invested in the characters and the story itself, and of course Nicole Muñoz who played Leah has a big role in that.

The cinematography is great; it is dreary and gloomy but also strangely beautiful.

(6.5/10)


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