Witch Hunt Out October 1st Is The Perfect Start To Your Halloween Season
Something witchy this way comes. Just in time for Halloween, watch the trailer for Witch Hunt out October 1st.
In a modern America where magic is real, and witches are persecuted by US authorities, teenager Claire(Gideon Adlon) 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.
Described as Carrie meets The Handmaid’s Tale, Witch Hunt is an alt-history reimaging of an America where women are hunted down, tested, and controlled for witchcraft. Similar to Freeform’s Motherland: Fort Salem. In this America, witches exist. But, unlike Motherland: Fort Salem, they have not struck an uneasy alliance, and they are systematically hunted down and destroyed. One of the few safe harbors is across the border in Mexico. A sheltered teen must confront her own past and help two young witches get to safety.
The female-led cast includes some fresh faces in Gideon Adlon(The Society) and Echo Campbell and a few genre mainstays, Fate: The Winx Saga’s Abigail Cowen, Ashley Bell of The Last Exorcist, and Elizabeth Mitchell of Lost. For fans of this supernatural sub-genre, Witch Hunt should scratch that itch. Tense, paranoid, and deeply oppressive, the film is as timely as it is scary. The parallels to women and immigrants’ plight today are resonant and provide the perfect balance between real-world fears and more fantastical ones.
Watch the trailer here and look for Witch Hunt in theaters and VOD on October 1st, 2021.
As the TV/Streaming Editor for Signal Horizon, I love watching and writing about genre tv. I grew up with old school slashers, but my real passion is television and all things weird and ambiguous. When I’m not watching and writing about my favorite movies and series, I’m introducing my family to the wonderful world of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. My only regret, there is not enough time in the day to watch everything.