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Mark of the Witch

  • Fantasy
  • Horror
  • 2014
  • Jason Bognacki
  • 80 mins
  • 18

Summary

A beautiful young woman is driven into a dark underworld of demonic possession, desire, and extreme indulgences when she learns she may be the devil's kin.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Jess Franco and Dario Argento are name-checked at the end of this low-budget spawn-of-the-Devil horror, in which a teenager's 18th birthday doubles up as the unsuspecting innocent's satanic coming-out. The signature flourishes of those cult auteurs are there from the beginning, with the celebrations of wide-eyed Jordyn (Paulie Rojas) cut short when her aunt goes crazy with a knife. Director Jason Bognacki ladles on the giallo style, but blurry camerawork, classical music and excessive use of slow-mo cannot prevent this surreal ramble from being an Omen-lite experience. It's admirable that Bognacki has adopted a different approach to a plot that was well worn in the 1970s. However, his debut feature still feels like an extended short film, especially if you cut all that slow-motion malarkey.

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Credits

Cast

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JordynPaulie Rojas
Demon witchMaria Olsen
Aunt RuthNancy Wolfe
DonnyDavid Landry

Crew

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DirectorJason Bognacki

Details

Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, sex scenes, nudity
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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