blackaciddevil | in the USA somewhere..... | 04/04/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Lately, I've been seeing my share of low-budget movies, especially when it comes to horror. I happen to come across this one so I decided to get it. Yet, when I got it home, I read on the back where someone had said that this movie restored thier faith in horror movies again. I started to regret buying the film. I've heard dozens of comments similar to that and the movie be a real waste of time. Yet, I decided to give it a watch before I'd give it to someone else to deal with. Thankfully, I was proven wrong. This movie was really good movie that kept me interested in the characters and storyline til the thing was over.
The story goes a little something like this....Jim was left at the altar alone by his fiance. So, his friends wisk him up and take him off to some remote woods for some camping and drinking, in search of something to help him get over his loss. They pull over at a small, out of the way convenience store to get some beer when they meet up with a woman named Marge who rents canoes and she tells them a good place to camp. Heck, she even takes them there. Later that evening, they meet four beautiful women and that is when the guys get a little more than they bargained for. It soon ends up being a fight for survival.
I loved the movie myself and, for once the comment of it restored faith in horror movies again, it was a movie that does do that. Very well made low-budget horror. I highly recommend it."
Fun movie--great story!
Dean Henderson | Orlando, FL | 07/09/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I wasn't sure what to make of "Witches' Night" when I got it. The cover intrigued me, though, so I took a chance. I'm glad I did. It wasn't the goriest or most violent movie in the world, but the story was interesting, and very engaging. It was also quite funny, but not in a cheezy way. And for a low-budget movie the acting was really good. Not for those opposed to foul language, or sexual situations. But if you like indie horror, this is worth a look."
Old School Brand (Low Budget) Horror
Eddie Quist | The Colony | 03/26/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Witches Night" begins like any other Horror movie, a group of friends take a roadtrip, get drunk, go places that they shouldn't and end up...
Well, the title alone should be a "Dead" givaway as to where they end up!
Writer/Director Paul Traynor serves up a heaping helping of Old School Horror on a steaming plate of suspense and dread.
Brothers "Jim" (Gil McKinney) and "Bill" (Jeff Christian) are joined by two buddies as they try to cheer up "Jim", whom has just been dumped at the alter. Several beers later, they end up in Wisconsin and decide an autumn canoe trip is the way to go, even though the official canoe rental season is over. "Marge" (Betsy Baker from "The Evil Dead") a local canoe outfitter, feels sorry for them, and rents them a few boats anyway.
While camping for the night, they find out that there is also four beautiful "Women" camping not too far from them. And, would you know it, they all hook up for a late night romp under the Autumn moon.
This is the main premise for "Witches Night", but the story goes much deeper, as strange things begin to happen to the guys soon after.
The cinematography for "Witches Night" is outstanding, and the over-all production value is eons above of it's contemporaries when it comes to low budget Horror, and it's score helps to sell the drama in convincing fashion. The acting is quite solid from everyone involved, and the story completely pulls the veiwer in, as it piles on the dread-factor.
I couldn't help but think that "The Blair Witch Project" could have been so much better after seeing this film. The sheer creepiness of the situation being presented to us, is enough to make your skin crawl and "Witches Night" never lets up.
My only complaint would be that the ending seemed a bit rushed, but maybe that's just because I didn't want it to end...
Any true Horror fan should take a gander at this Indie treasure, and young film-makers should take some notes, because this is how it should be done..."