The Love Witch is an American comedy-horror film about a modern-day witch who uses magic, potions, and spells to cause men to fall in love with her. But when she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperate need to be loved drives her to the brink of insanity…and murder.
The film was written, directed, produced, edited, and scored by Anna Biller, whose visual style pays homage to the Technicolor horror films of the ’60s. Shot on 35mm film and printed from an original cut negative, The Love Witch is a juxtaposition between ’60s throwback cinema and a modern-day setting that includes cell phones.
Anna Biller is a feminist filmmaker, and while she utilizes playful, campy horror elements in this fun film , she also explores contemporary gender roles and delves into issues like love, desire, and narcissism through the lens of a feminist perspective.
Directed by Anna Biller | 120 minutes | 2016 | Not Rated
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“The Love Witch goes beyond camp, beyond pastiche; it ignites the pulpy surfaces of its tale and produces a smoke of bad-dream sexiness and scariness. It’s a B-movie with A-grade potency.” – Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
“A modern feminist horror tale that rewards deep exploration beneath its admittedly beautiful surface. What looks like it might be simply a pure exercise in style not only invites multiple viewings, it requires them.” – Adam Graham, Detroit News
“The Love Witch is sweet and provocative, proving an entertaining tribute to the films of the 60’s and 70’s, with fantastic performances and meticulous detail from multi-tasking director Anna Biller.” – Harris Dang, The AU Review