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Coven (2020)

Five undergrad witches come together in order to perform a ritual to invoke the ancient powers of the witch Ashura. The leader of the coven gets carried away and accidentally kills one of ... See full summary »

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Lizze Gordon
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Credited cast:
Lizze Gordon Lizze Gordon ... Sophie
Margot Major ... Beth
Adam Horner ... James
Sofya Skya ... Emily
Jocelyn Saenz ... Robin
Miranda O'Hare ... Jax
Jessica Louise Long ... Taylor
Sara Stretton ... Christy
Aaron James Aaron James ... Zak
Terri Ivens ... Dr. Lynn
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Five undergrad witches come together in order to perform a ritual to invoke the ancient powers of the witch Ashura. The leader of the coven gets carried away and accidentally kills one of the witches during the ritual. She needs the strength of a complete coven to invoke Ashura's powers and sends them out to find a final witch. As she absorbs power the surviving girls' plot to take her down but the possessed witch unleashes hell on campus with only one young witch left to stop her. Written by Anonomys

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But this has essentially all been seen before in 1996...
15 July 2020 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Now, I am not sure if it was intentional or fully coincidental, but writer Lizze Gordon's 2020 movie "Coven" felt an awful lot like the 1996 movie "The Craft". Was it a tribute? Sort of a reboot? A rip off? Coincidental? I have no idea.

But I do know, however, that "Coven" was not having the same impact or level of entertainment as the 1996 movie had. Sure, the 2020 movie "Coven" from director Margaret Malandruccolo was watchable, but it was by no means an outstanding movie.

The concept of the storyline was adequate. But it just felt a bit too cliché, and too much off a rip off of the 1996 movie in my opinion. And that made this 2020 movie suffer. Sure, if you haven't seen the 1996 movie "The Craft", then I am sure you'll find "Coven" to be rather good. However, if you have seen the 1996 movie, then this 2020 movie just felt like a cup of lukewarm, watered down tea.

The special effects in the movie were adequate, although it felt somewhat comical at times from the way that the witches were tossing about their magical powers. But at least the CGI effects were proper and nice enough to look at.

One thing I don't understand is why director Margaret Malandruccolo felt that she had to show so many scenes with either scantily clad women or showing off naked breasts. It did very little to serve the movie in a manner to take it serious. If the director had opted for another approach, it would have felt more like a proper movie, instead of a pseudo-sleazy late teenage movie project.

I managed to sit through the entire movie, but I weren't overly entertained. Sure, the movie was watchable for what it was, but you shouldn't get your hopes up for this movie.

My rating of "Coven" lands on a less than mediocre four out of ten stars.


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