The throwback to 1960s low-budget horror, having generated all kinds of buzz on the festival circuit, is finally getting distribution.
Directed, produced, edited, scored, designed, and written by the multi-talented Anna Biller, The Love Witch is a throwback to the kind of low-budget horror and sexploitation flicks that proliferated during the '60s and '70s, following a similar pattern to Biller's previous features Viva and The Hypnotist.
As well as harking back to a period in somewhat goofy exploitation horror cinema this writer has an avowed affection for, The Love Witch also just looks plain gorgeous, with beautifully confection-like colours popping off the screen inside lovingly-arranged frames. It also looks like a lot of fun. Check out the trailer for a taste:
Yes, that trailer is edited exactly like the original trailers for actual '60s horror movies. Yes, this writer is loving it.
The Love Witch is being release by Icon Film Distribution in partnership with FrightFest Presents, and is set to hit cinemas and VOD starting on 10th March 2017.