4.8/10
2,132
48 user 3 critic

House of the Witch (2017)

A group of high-school kids set out to play a Halloween prank at an abandoned house, but once they enter they become victims of a demonic witch who has set her wrath upon them.

Director:

Alex Merkin

Writer:

Neil Elman
Reviews
Popularity
4,155 ( 285)
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Emily Bader ... Lana Brady
Darren Mann ... Shane Reynolds
Michelle Randolph ... Rachel
Arden Belle ... Taylor
Coy Stewart ... Dax
Jesse Pepe ... Brody
Joel Nagle ... Karl
Nolan Bateman ... Lloyd
Hunter Trammell ... Boy
Logan Greene ... Boy 2
Joseph Curtis Callender ... Officer Wilson
Grace Balbo ... Bicycle Girl
Jules Hartley ... Wendy Brady
Louie Kurtzman ... Ghoul
Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An innocent college student is tossed into a jungle hellhole where she must fight for her life against an evil wardress, psycho inmates, voodoo experiments and the incredible torture machine.

Director: James Bickert
Stars: Ellie Church, Tristan Risk, Kelsey Carlisle
The Village (2015)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Can you keep a secret? I haven't heard anyone for a long time until they arrived. They came for help and they broke the rules. I tried to warn them but it was too late. Little did they know. The party is over. Who will survive?

Director: Amadeu Artasona
Stars: Pol Baulida, Liliana Cabal, Antonio de la Cruz
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Days before the November mid-term Elections, three young girls who are a Muslim, Mexican and Haitian, are stalked by a deranged killer dressed as the POTUS.

Director: Richard Lowry
Stars: Ryan Quinn Adams, Kevin Alain, Sitara Attaie
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

When the son of an African American judge is murdered in a routine pull-over gone wrong, Judge Charles Coleman takes the law into his own hands to ensure justice is had when the two cops walk free.

Director: Wes Miller
Stars: Taye Diggs, John Cusack, George Lopez
Alterscape (2018)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

After a failed suicide attempt, a young man coping with loss and depression, submits to a series of trials that fine-tune human emotions, but his unique reaction to the tests send him on a ... See full summary »

Director: Serge Levin
Stars: Michael Ironside, Charles Baker, Debbie Rochon
Sleep No More (2017)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A group of graduate students conduct a sleep deprivation study in the 80s, but something goes terribly wrong with a test subject. After their department is shut down, the team moves forward in secret - only this time on themselves.

Director: Phillip Guzman
Stars: Keli Price, Brea Grant, Stephen Ellis
Barren II (2018)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Barren tells the story of a young mother named Charley, who experiences trauma and loss. Instead of pushing through her grief and facing the realities of her new world, she decides instead ... See full summary »

Director: Sarah Hickey
Stars: Tom Beaurepaire, Vanessa Crouch, Verity Higgins
Bonehill Road (2017)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Emily and Eden Stevens escape one violent situation only to stumble into another. Terrified and alone, they are stranded in the woods, hunted by a werewolf. When they find shelter in a ... See full summary »

Director: Todd Sheets
Stars: Eli DeGeer, Ana Rojas-Plumberg, Linnea Quigley
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Jacob Hunt has had some very bad breaks in life. His wife left him, his friends have all abandoned him, and his children barely see him! Jacob has been given an amazing gift and the chance ... See full summary »

Director: Todd Sheets
Stars: Lew Temple, Dyanne Thorne, George Hardy
Glass Jaw (2018)
Drama | Sport | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Glass Jaw is the redemption story of Travis Austin, a one time champion boxer who goes to prison and loses everything. After his release, he experiences the trials and tribulations of redeeming his reputation, his belt, and his true love.

Director: Jeff Celentano
Stars: Lee Kholafai, Korrina Rico, Jon Gries
Dead Kansas (2013)
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In a post-apocalyptic land consumed by "Rottens", a simple farmer and his teenage daughter struggle to survive. Meanwhile, an unruly gang make a plan to kidnap and sell the daughter for ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron K. Carter
Stars: Irwin Keyes, Ben Woolf, Juliette Danielle
Dear God No! (2011)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A gang of outlaw bikers pull a home invasion on a disgraced Anthropologist hiding a secret locked in his cabin basement.

Director: James Bickert
Stars: Jett Bryant, Madeline Brumby, Paul McComiskey
Edit

Storyline

A group of high-school kids set out to play a Halloween prank at an abandoned house, but once they enter they become victims of a demonic witch who has set her wrath upon them.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The estate is located in Lexington, KY. The interior was empty upon the arrival of the production crew. Furniture, Decor and Artwork was rented by the Art Department through local sources and vendors. See more »

User Reviews

 
A SyFy horror movie with a punch...
7 August 2018 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Right, well initially I had very little expectations to this, being a SyFy movie and all. But still, I am an avid horror fan and I liked the movie's cover/poster, as it seemed interesting.

It turned out that "House of the Witch" was actually one of the better SyFy movies that I have seen in quite some time. Not only did they up their production game, which had a tremendous effect on the end result of the movie, but they also managed to put together a movie with a proper storyline and one that had good effects.

Granted, this is not the most original of stories. In fact, everything here has been seen elsewhere in other movies. So don't get your hopes up on originality. But still, it worked out well enough, because writer Neil Elman and director Alex Merkin individually managed to create something that had a good flow and harmony to it.

The characters in the movie were fairly average, albeit a bit on the generic side, in terms of how characters tend to be in movies such as these. Hardly memorable characters by any means, but the actors and actresses did good jobs with what they had to work with.

"House of the Witch" does have its moments in terms of being creepy and scary. However, it is not a movie that will scare the living daylights out of you. It is worth sitting down to watch it once, if you have the time and chance.


11 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 48 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wiccan See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,188
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Distilled Media See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed