Witches

Witches in the Woods (2019)

Witches in the Woods first published by SciFiNow Witches in the Woods opens with a quote from playwright and screenwriter Robert Oxton Bolton: “A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind.” These words introduce the film’s central theme – the irresistible power of belief, misapprehension…

Elvira

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark first published by Little White Lies, as the 71st instalment of my Cinema Psychotronicum column James Signorelli’s Elvira: Mistress of the Dark is a film full of dualities and ironies, where things tend to come in pairs. First there is the titular heroine Elvira, appearing, according to the closing credits,…

Nation

Assassination Nation (2018)

Assassination Nation first published by Sight & Sound, December 2018 Review: “This is 100% a true story,” says 18-year-old Lily Colson (Odessa Young) in her opening voiceover, promising a tale of a town losing its mind and wanting to kill four teenaged girls. “It gets pretty graphic,” she adds. Indeed, while many films begin with…