Movie Review: The Witching Season (2018)

The Witching Season (on Amazon Video) isn’t strictly a movie but a number of short horror films based around the Halloween season. There are five episodes in all. However, I thought it fitted into the 31 days of horror if I watched them in one go.

Episode 1 was a slasher type mini horror with a girl being chased through the night.

Episode 2 was an evil toy type horror.

Episode 3 was a dream versus reality story.

Episode 4 was a writer who is writing his own horror story in a haunted house.

Episode 5 is a stalker outside a girls bedroom.

Each one has a twist which is an attempt to bring something new to the old trope they are portraying. I enjoyed the introduction it felt spooky and atmospheric and I enjoyed the music by Slasher Dave (!). However, it felt low budget and as if it were being acted out by students (maybe it was). The boy disliked it straight from the beginning. I wanted to perverse, I really wanted to like it. It just felt too…I can’t think of the word…novice…studenty…? It’s had some good reviews but it wasn’t for me and the boy. The boy called it cringe. Which apparently is quite bad in teen speak. I hope though the team that produced it carry on with developing their work because I think there is potential.

4/10. Needs more work, obviously on a budget.

 

About thewytchinghourblog

I'm a horror loving librarian with the need to share reviews of everything horror, gore and spooky related. I'm an avid reader of books, mainly horror, definitely supernatural. I'm a pagan and like to define myself as an eclectic witch. Halloween/Samhain is my favourite time of year from everything pumpkin spiced, the scent of decay and the veil between worlds thinning. So, here we are to share all things blood splattered, things that go bump in the night and crawl out of the darkness.
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