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Pyewacket (2017)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 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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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Be careful what you wish for. Someone might be listening


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Trivia

Pyewacket was the name of Gillian's cat in Bell Book and Candle (1958). See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Rowan Dove: Pyewacket can take many forms... so don't trust your lying eyes
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Honey
Performed by Weeknight
Written by Andres Simons and Holly MacGibbon
Courtesy of Hand Drawn Dracula Productions
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Slow, but decent
25 March 2018 | by horrorgasmSee all my reviews

I don't often have patience for the "slow burn" horror movies, but that's because so many entries into that little sub-genre of horror don't actually have the goods to back up their approach, and often seem to do it simply because their budget ran out or they needed a way to pad out the minutes.

Pyewacket is successful in its attempt to build suspense and tension though, and the cast, script, and direction are good enough to hold your attention until the end despite the fact that very little is actually directly shown in terms of the evil presence at work here.

It's not going to blow your mind, but it's a solid, relatively well-crafted story with a memorable ending.

P.S. Don't listen to that ridiculous 1/10 kid's review that claims you need to be "a professor" to understand this one. This is absolutely not one of those movies with some complex meta plot that you need to rewatch to be able to catch everything. It's 100% straightforward and literally explains right to the viewers' faces what is happening. You shouldn't have any trouble whatsoever understanding this movie unless you ride the short bus.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$166,610
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Color

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2.39:1
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