The film is a horror-thriller movie written by director Anna Biller. The story is about the present day witch that applies magic and spells to take guys to be in-love with her and end with a disastrous result. The whole film was shot in Eureka and LA, California.
The Cast Lists:
Gian Keys played as Griff
Samantha Robinson played as Elaine
Clive Ashborn played as Professor King
Elle Evans played as Star
Jennifer Ingrum played as Barbara
Jeffrey Vincent Parise played as Wayne
Jared Sanford played as Gahan
Robert Seeley played as Richard
Laura Waddell played as Trish
Stephen Wozniak played as Jerry
The Story Line:
The movie opens with Elaine, the pretty young witch, steering to Arcata, California to begin a fresh life after the deceased of her spouse Jerry. It is deeply directed that Elaine killed him. Once there Elaine rented a room in the Victorian home possessed by Barbara, Elaine’s mentor and maintained Trish Manning, the interior decorator. In an effort to assist the young lady, Trish brings Elaine to the teahouse, where she was met by her spouse Richard, who instantly obsessed with Elaine after encountering her. Hopeful to look for a new lover, Elaine performed the ritual to discover a new guy and soon encounter Wayne, the literature professor at the local university.
The two go to the cabin of Wayne, where she takes him to drink the concoction with the hallucinogens. They had sex, after then which Wayne became clingy and emotional, and it proved to be irritating for Elaine. He died the following day, and Elaine buried the body together with the witch bottle. She resolved that the next guy that she will attempt to seduce must be Richard. When Trish was gone, Elaine invited him to her apartment, and there she also handed him the concoction. After that, Richard became fixated with Elaine, making her to split up with him.
Unknown to Elaine, one of Wayne’s associates has reported that he was missing, leading to the police official Griff to have investigated and recover Wayne’s body and the witch bottle of Elaine. He makes it to Elaine but rather fell in-love with her and at first refused to consider that she might be competent of killing, much to the anger of his companion Steve. Elaine shared his love and then considered him to be his dream man, even as far as to grasp a scoff wedding with her co-witch at a resurgence faire.
The Writers’ View:
It is overwhelming to know that this time, culture clash exists. The movie is a pitch ideal pastiche of the late 60s, and early 70s exploitation films. A cleaver assessment of changing manner towards male-female desires, sexual relations, and gender politics from the vantage point of 50 years on by the female director with the clear obsession and affection for genre and the deep wisdom of the source item. Visually, the feel and look of the era’s approach of the movie were recreated perfectly. The intentional and occasional glimpses of the present vehicles parked on the streets, and the personalities talking over the phones were intended to shiver the viewer from the particular delusion. Maybe, this was a fund cleverly constraint by Biller to the film’s advantage, as the self-reflexive instances like these seemed to work as the cue of the cultural style and the artifice of cinema.