Witching and Bitching
Directed by Alex de la Iglesia
Divorced dad Jose makes a last ditch effort for cash and dignity when he, his kid and a ragtag gang of buffoons rob a pawn shop. On the run with the kid, plenty of gold and a whole lot of gripes against the women in their lives, the men run afoul of a family of witches in rural Spain. A spectacularly wild war of the sexes ensues in madman filmmaker Alex de la Iglesia's (DAY OF THE BEAST, THE LAST CIRCUS) witchy, witty horror comedy which premiered in the Midnight Madness section of the Toronto International Film Festival. A Shudder Exclusive. Contains strong language, sexual scenes, violence and gore.
In Alex de la Iglesia's horror comedy, a divorced dad runs afoul of witches in rural Spain.
Cast: Hugo Silva, Mario Casas, Carmen Maura, Carolina Bang, Terele Pávez
not critical of misogyny or mandatory cisheterosexuality
Says it’s not available for play in my country...thanks shudder!!
I really wanted to like this, but it wasn’t what I expected from the synopsis or reviews. There is no “witty battle of the sexes”; at the end it reminded me of The Wicker Man remake (not in terms of production values, which are surprisingly very high) but in terms of how it treated it’s female characters.
This was a lot of fun.