Hopefully you’ve read Matt Donato’s incredible piece comparing the themes of the Oscar-nominated film Lady Bird to IFC Midnight’s upcoming supernatural horror film Pyewacket. That being said, there are some spoilers, so if you want to go into either film blind, I guess it’s best to avoid it for now. That being said, it really is a magnificent piece of writing and I highly recommend bookmarking it for a later read.
To celebrate today’s theatrical and VOD release of Pyewacket, we got our hands on a clip from the film in which Leah is trying to convince her friends that something is seriously wrong with her recent incantation that is meant to kill her mother. While not exactly understanding of the gravity of the situation at hand, they eventually elect to come to her aid, bringing a sense of relief to the group.
“When you’re dealing with demons, be careful what you wish for… In this ultra-unsettling occult nightmare, teenage Leah (Nicole Muñoz) finds solace from the recent death of her father—and from her strained relationship with her mother (Laurie Holden)—by dabbling in the dark arts. It all seems like harmless fun at first, until a blowout argument leads Leah to do the unthinkable: put a death curse on her mother. No sooner has the girl performed the ritual than she regrets it. But it may be too late, as an evil presence known as Pyewacket begins to make itself known—and threatens to destroy both mother and daughter.”
Pyewacket stars Nicole Muñoz, Laurie Holden (“The Walking Dead”), Chloe Rose, and Eric Osborne. It was written and directed by Adam MacDonald.