Hyde Park Picture House

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The Love Witch | CREATURES OF THE NIGHT

Time
On 21st April - 10.30 PM
Other showings
From 21st April - 21st April
Starring:
Samantha Robinson, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Laura Waddell
Director
Dir. Anna Biller
Duration
118mins
Country
United States
Year
2016
Synopsis:

Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However, her spells work too well, and she ends up with a string of hapless victims. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved will drive her to the brink of insanity and murder.

With a visual style that pays tribute to Technicolor thrillers of the ‘60s, The Love Witch explores female fantasy and the repercussions of pathological narcissism.

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The Love Witch
Critical reaction:
  • Anna Biller captures the colours, style and mores of the lurid 70s in this near-perfect pastiche ★★★★

    Wendy Ide, THE OBSERVER

  • A genre-stretching horror melodrama crafted with extraordinary detail and style... mesmerising, provocative, unsettling and sensual. ★★★★

    Kim Newman, EMPIRE