On VOD and in theaters June 13 via IFC Midnight is Alex de la Iglesia’s absolutely bonkers horror comedy Witching & Bitching (watch the trailer). Bloody Disgusting will have an extremely positive review forthcoming, but until then, check out the film’s official theatrical poster, as well as a creepy animated gif that will follow you no matter where you walk in the room (it’s like “The Haunted Mansion”!).
The pic, which closed the TIFF’s Midnight Madness last September, co-stars teen heart-throbs Mario Casas and Hugo Silva as two ne’er-do-wells who pull a Madrid heist, then flee towards France, only to fall into the maws of local witches at Navarre’s Zugarramurdi, its millennium-old coven center of occult activities.
“When a bank heist in the city doesn’t all go according to plan, José and Tony find themselves in possession of some hostages and speeding through the mountains of Spain, hoping to quietly slip over the border. Not wanting to give up his custody days to his ex-wife, José has also brought his son along, for both the robbery and the ride. Little do they know that this is only the beginning of their troubles. When they decide to make a stop in a small tavern in the Basque countryside, the group encounters a series of local wackos. Falling victim to a mysterious spell, they soon find themselves the honored guests of a fractured family of witches who are preparing for an ancient ritual. More colorful characters begin to enter the picture, including a pair of hapless cops hot on the trail, a defecting vixen witch and José’s controlling ex-wife, and the situation spirals further out of control, heading towards a jaw-dropping climax.”