October 22, 2011

Wake the Witch (2010)

"One hundred years ago, an angry mob, intent on justice for their murdered children, hang the woman they believe is the murderer. They brand her a witch, wrap her body in chains and bury it deep in the woods. Flash forward to the present - when Deb and her friends play a childhood game on the witch's wooded grave, they open the door to death. As her friends and family begin to change into something less than human, Deb struggles to stop the witch's curse. But her search for the truth will reveal an evil beyond her imagination." (from IMDb)

As you can tell from the trailer, this low-budget nastiness isn't really worth anybody's time but I watched most of it just to have another "witch" film among this month's selection.

I didn't make it to the end of the film and it took me three nights of watching it in instalments to even get as far as I did before I gave up entirely. "Wake the Witch" was simply one of the worst low-budget abominations that I've ever seen and I'm not just saying that to be mean. At nearly two hours long, the only credit I can give it is that they obviously put more time into the story than it was worth.

The acting was non-existent and the three lead girls can only be described as Plain, Plainer and Plainest simply because they were. None of them stood out, all were irritating, and calling them "actresses" would be stretching things a little bit too far.

Rubbish like this makes me hate Netflix. Nobody in their right mind has the patience for amateur crap like this, least of all me, and they shouldn't even have it on the "Watch Instantly" stream.

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