Witch Hunt opens to another world similar to The Handmaid’s Tale, but with dark magical powers.
In the modern-day setting, a government agency of the Bureau of Witch Investigation seeks out women and girls that exhibit magical powers and puts them up for trial. Sympathizers try to help to these little witches escape their potential witch hunters in a complex network.
Here’s the official synopsis for Witch Hunt:
In a modern America where magic is real and witches are persecuted by U.S. authorities, teenager Claire and her family are part of an intricate network that helps these women escape across the border to seek asylum in Mexico. However, when their mode of transport is disrupted by federal witch hunters, trouble befalls the family as they struggle to hide two young witches within the walls of their home. As witch hunters close in and strange magic begins haunting the family, Claire discovers that she may have more in common with these witches than she could have ever imagined.
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The film stars Gideon Adlon (Blockers, The Mustang), Abigail Cowen (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Stranger Things), Christian Camargo (The Hurt Locker, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), and Elizabeth Mitchell (Running Scared, Lost). Elle Callahan (Head Count) wrote and directed the movie.
This is the sophomore feature film of up-and-coming director Elle Callahan, who directed the horror film Head Count released back in 2018. That movie became a cult indie horror hit. So, Witch Hunt is a nice follow-up with a few bigger-name stars like Gideon Adlon, Abigail Cowen, and Elizabeth Mitchell. If it’s anything like Callahan’s predecessor, the film will be another cult hit.
Witch Hunt is in select theaters, On Demand, and for digital release on October 1st.
Check out the trailer and poster below. Let us know what you think of it.