When you’re dealing with demons, be careful what you wish for … In this ultra-unsettling occult nightmare, teenage Leah (Nicole Muñoz) finds solace from the recent death of her father-and from her strained relationship with her mother (Laurie Holden) – by dabbling in the dark arts.
“Genuinely terrifying … this movie is gripping from start to finish.” – Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times
It all seems like harmless fun at first, until a blow-out argument leads Leah to do the unthinkable: put a death curse on her mother. No sooner has the girl performed the ritual than she regrets it. But it may be too late, as a terrifying and evil presence known as Pyewacket begins to make itself known — and threatens to destroy both mother and daughter. Director Adam MacDonald (Backcountry) builds hair-raising tension around what’s both a complex mother-daughter tale and a frightening fable about our darkest desires. (Dir. by Adam MacDonald, 2017, USA, 88 mins., Not Rated)