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The Noonday Witch

The Noonday Witch

Directed by Jiri Sadek, Matej Chlupacek, Michal Samir

After her husband commits suicide, guilt-ridden Eliska hides what happened from her daughter Anetka and moves them out to a small village in the Czech countryside. When Anetka discovers the truth, it attracts a mythical witch who soon threatens to tear mother from daughter forever. A stunningly shot and severely scary example of the too-rare “Daylight horror” subgenre, NOONDAY WITCH is a must for fans of THE BABADOOK, UNDER THE SHADOW and STILL/BORN.

A mythical witch comes for a widowed mother and her young daughter.

Cast: Anna Geislerova, Karolina Lipowska

Member Reviews

Posted a review on here ages ago which appears not have uploaded....weird. From what I can remember this was beautiful and haunting with an ominous and disturbing visual style that pummels you on a visceral level. Elements like the church bell are 'recurring childhood nightmare' worthy and there are feminist social commentaries here which are vital to address in today's world.

FaustianFiend
1 month ago

It’s okay but it shouldn’t be categorized as horror. This is more of a drama/thriller.

JCC78
1 month ago

So I was looking forward to a horror movie in broad daylight kinda interesting but it wasn't. A slow burn kind of folk horror that was ok but gets pretty good in last 40 minutes. I wish we saw more of the witch background story started to get cool but then seemed to just fizzle out. we see alot of great character development but I felt we didn't need it cause it took away from what the movie was advertiseing a story about the noonday witch. All in all its good I enjoyed it but it needed some fixing up.

vinhorror33
2 months ago

Well I wanted to see this because i thought a horror film in broad daylight could be like a unique concept. Overall this is the type of movie you have to really pay attention to to fully grasp i guess because it was a very slow burn. Last thirty minutes were a good try at picking it up and I do understand the idea I think I expected the execution to be way better. Feels more like a drama at times and I think they should have touched more on the folk tale of this witch just needed more horror and darker elements to spice it up. Good character development with the cast but I just felt we don't need to get to know some of them so personally because they don't add a ton to the story. But this movie was OK worth watching but won't blow you away .

vinhorror33
2 months ago

I liked the idea of the story but somehow it was lacking - it didn’t flow well, especially towards the last 30 minutes. I also found that the mother’s apathy was portrayed in a way that made me dislike her rather than empathise with her.

Darkthoughts
2 months ago