Sunday, 24 June 2012
DVD review: Witches' Night (2007)
Halloween weekend. A humiliated Jim (Gil McKinney) is left standing at the altar, so his friends whisk him away to the middle of nowhere. Enough beer makes a spur-of-the moment canoe trip seem like a good idea--and they can't believe their luck--they meet four hot women tending a bonfire on the banks of a wild river. But their excitement turns to dread when they realize the women have deadly plans for them. It's a race for survival as Jim tries to save his friends from being turned into grisly human sacrifices on Witches' Night. Boys will be boys, and girls will be hideous Satanic murderers in Witches' Night. Witches' Night is written and directed by Paul Traynor. It has a solid cast and especially the male character Jim and his friends feel genuine. The four witches, it ain´t a spoiler, Eva (Lauren Ryland), Valerie (Elisabeth Oas), June (Meghan Jones) and Gretchen (Stephanie Cantu) are also good and sinister and it doesn´t hurt that Stephanie Cantu is freaking gorgeous (but has way too little screen time). It´s professionally shot and edited and the soundtrack is good. The pacing is pretty slow and akin to the horror classics of the 70's. There are some nice creepy atmosphere. There are some T & A, Elisabeth Oas provides some brief topless nudity. There is little gore or I might say a almost complete lack of gore. It isn´t a must for me, even if I am a gorehound, but it´s nice and when you´re making an R-rated horror movie you shouldn´t be afraid to show some blood and guts. But the gore that is on screen looks good, it´s practical make-up fx.
This review is based upon the region 1 DVD release from Hay Moon Pictures.
For more information visit the official website http://www.witchesnight.com/ .
Rating: 6½ out of 7. I liked it! Witches' Night is very well made and very enjoyable. I´m so close to give this flick 7 out of 7 but in my opinon it needs some gore and a little bit more nudity and I ain´t saying that just because I wanted to see more of the stunningly beautiful Stephanie Cantu. Overall, a entertaining ride and one I genuinely enjoyed. I have no hesitation in recommending Witches' Night .