Be careful what you wish for…
In Pyewacket, from director Adam MacDonald (Backcountry), a frustrated girl (Nicole Muñoz) attempts an occult ritual but awakens something sinister in the woods instead. Hailing out of Canada, the psychological thriller, from the executive producer of The Witch, is actually about a young girl who performs an occult ritual to evoke a witch to kill her mother.
On VOD March 23rd through IFC Midnight, we have a chilling exclusive clip that shows the introduction of Pyewacket, who was summoned by a young girl to get revenge on her mother. This is the perfect representation of the film that’s subtle and brooding, but still delivers on its huge promise.
We love Pyewacket here on Bloody:
I exclaimed that this “slow burn [film] delivers brooding heavy metal horror,” while Joe Lipsett wrote that the “occult film succeeds by teasing and delaying the horror.”
“After her father dies, teenager Leah is forced, by her unstable mother, to leave her friends behind and move to a house in the woods. Feeling isolated and hopeless, Leah turns to Black Magic to release her anger. She naively performs an occult ritual found in a book on her bedroom shelf to invoke the spirit of a witch to kill her mother. Terrified by strange occurrences, and stricken by guilt, Leah desperately tries to reverse the spell, but soon realizes she has awoken something in the woods… and nothing can prepare her for the terror that has been unleashed.”