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The Candy Witch

The hot water is boiling.  The lemon is cut.  The tea leaves are ready, too.  But the relaxing night planned is soon interrupted.  First, there is a terrifying shadow down the hall and then, with the ringing of the doorbell, a parcel has arrived.  It’s candy!  But one bite tells you all you need to know about its condition!  MAGGOTS!  With a flip of the light switch, The Candy Witch attacks!

"From dunking heads in boiling chocolate to suffocating on cotton candy, The Candy Witch is inventive in its kills"


 

Written and directed by Pet Graveyard’s Rebecca J. Matthews, The Candy Witch’s striking first five minutes is enough to give anyone the creeps.  Atmospheric and well-paced, we witness one woman’s terrifying night with this creepy-looking entity.  One minute the spirit is there and the next minute, she’s gone.  The woman being stalked is calling out for her husband, but the spirit in the house doesn’t care.  

Welcome to the world of The Candy Witch!  With a wild opening like that, things are definitely looking up with this horror flick as one bizarre entity kills with candy canes and chocolate!  Death by sweets!  An urban legend comes to life in this twisted tale.

Cut to Reece (Jon Callaway, The Mermaid’s Curse) and Kat (Abi Casson Thompson, Cupid), two paranormal investigators knee deep in an investigation with a different entity.  This spirit doesn’t want to move on and, as Reece’s hearing is affected by these haunts, we see him come far too close to the edge as he deals with this haunting.  Turns out, he has a family history of haunts and deaths.

Soon enough, thanks to a midnight phone call, this couple will be dealing with Ruth (Heather Jackson), the woman at the beginning of the movie, who feels like a prisoner in her own house thanks to the midnight antics of The Candy Witch..

Ruth knows this dark entity is after her and her family: husband Willie (Richard D. Myers, Winterskin), and kids, Tom (Will Stanton, Don’t Speak) and Lea (Hannah Ponting).  She just doesn’t know why or how to stop the bizarre attacks.  But the kills are spreading and, as Reece and Kat arrive, they soon discover there is a mystery to be solved around The Candy Witch’s identity and it involves a former nanny (Kate Lush, House on Elm Lake) long suspected of abusing her charges.The Candy Witch

From dunking heads in boiling chocolate to suffocating on cotton candy, The Candy Witch is inventive in its kills and, complete with an engaging (and twisted) ending, is never short on drawing us in.  Suspense is delivered in solid moments as the history of Ruth’s home is discussed and debated and, while Reece believes her, her own family doubts her own sanity.

The Candy Witch serves up sweet death June 9 on DVD and Digital from Uncork’d Entertainment. Sweet dreams . . . forever!

4/5 stars

The Candy Witch

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The Candy Witch

MPAA Rating: Unrated.
Runtime:
94 mins
Director
: Rebecca Matthews
Writer:
Scott Jeffrey
Cast:
Jon Callaway, Abi Casson Thompson, Kate Lush
Genre
: Horror
Tagline:
Sweet Dreams... Forever
Memorable Movie Quote: "Something's definitely here."
Distributor:
Uncork'd Entertainment.
Official Site: https://www.thehustle.movie/
Release Date:
June 9, 2020
DVD/Blu-ray Release Date:
No details available.
Synopsis: Two ghost hunters are called upon a distressed family who claim they are being tormented by an evil spirit known in their local town as The Candy Witch. But as the mystery of her curse is uncovered, surprising and sinister turns are discovered around The Candy Witch's identity. Their hardest case yet, can they solve this evil curse before more people are killed by the demonic spirit?

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