This is a horror tale much in the same vein as the increasingly prolific mould of micro-budget productions by Andrew Jones ('Robert the Doll' etc) and Louisa Warren ('Tooth Fairy'). These projects are often enjoyable, but afflicted with recurring problems typical of low-budget ventures. Happily, this film has managed to avoid a lot of the pitfalls of hard-to-hear dialogue and lack of suspense. Some of the acting is unconvincing, but Faye Goodwin as Amy and Claire-Maria Fox as Vanessa are strong enough to carry things along nicely.
Left Films' story about a vengeful witch is slightly more pacey than you might expect, too, but still has a listlessness about it that drags many of the early scenes down. Characters will reel off the names of relatives taken by the witch as if they were recalling missing items off their shopping list - but at least attempts are made to frighten, and the Yuletide setting adds some creepy variants on the theme, as well as some measured, festive kills from Frau Perchta (a creepy performance from Tara MacGowran).
Some nice sweeping camera shots, good gore effects and a gleefully satisfying twist at the end involving the seemingly unstoppable witch. This gets better as it goes along. My score is 6 out of 10.