Was The Craft really the last time we had a good witch movie? (I know I’m probably alone in my appreciation of Dario Argento’s Mother of Tears so won’t presume everyone’s on board with that one.) Today we got word that indie filmmaker Chris Morrissey will be trying his hand at the subgenre with a flick that’s got some serious potential. Read on for the skinny!
From today’s press release:
Inspired by Italian witchcraft Stregheria, the film stars actress Share Cherrie in the leading role along with Owen Alabado, Suzy Cote, and Australian cult star Abigail De’Ath. Trick of the Witch centers on a group of fashion models that get tangled up in a terrifying witchcraft curse while stranded at a secluded mansion during a photo shoot.
With the stunning success of recent micro-budget films like Paranormal Activity, Morrissey plans to launch Trick of the Witch with a grassroots release in Los Angeles and New York later this year. “We are making a very fun, scary film with so many talented people involved. We don’t want this film to go straight to DVD and get lost in the shuffle. It is meant for the big screen. If major distributors don’t jump on this project at the start, then we will do whatever we can to self-distribute and build word of mouth. If I have to travel from city to city each week showing the film, then I will. Times have changed for indie filmmakers, and there are so many ways to build an audience these days that it would be silly to not go for it.”
While getting your film into theaters is easier said than done, it’d be really great to see Morrissey get a bona fide witch film on the big screen. We’re pulling for him and, as always, we’ll bring you the latest and greatest on Trick of the Witch as we have it. In the meantime keep your eyes on the official Trick of the Witch website for more.
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