Season of the Witch
Directed by George A. Romero
After NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, master of horror George A. Romero turned his eye to witches. On the surface, Joan Mitchell has it all – family, friends, and a beautiful home equipped with all the latest appliances. But when a neighbor educates her on the practice of witchcraft, Joan believes she’s discovered the perfect antidote to her monotonous suburban existence, and embarks upon a dark path that will lead to a shocking conclusion.
George Romero's tale of a suburban housewife, witchcraft, and the dark, shocking results.
Cast: Jan White, Raymond Laine, Ann Muffly
Some people get psychological horror, and some don't. See below. I thought it was very cool, enjoyed the sudden cuts and eerie dreams. The part with the fake joint made me so uncomfortable. Greg was such an assshole, my god.
I wouldn't categorize this as a horror film, but definitely fantastic to finally see this lost Romero gem. Thanks, Shudder!
Romero made a clunker, what a shock!.
It certainly isn’t for everyone, but it was very much for me. Romero is, once again, ahead of his time in this story of a person struggling with expectation and throwing off the shackles of convention. It is barely a horror film but it stuck with me and I’ve watched it several times since the first viewing. Anne Muffly’s drunken scene is particularly memorable and dead honest. This film is in desperate need of a remake and could be incredibly timely if updated. Any takers?