Dir: David Keating
Starring: Naomi Battrick, Sam Hazeldine, Anna Walton
UK release TBC from Studio Canal
Plot:Faith (Battrick), a bullied teenager, is worried about her Dad (Hazeldine). He’s suffering from leukaemia and treatment isn’t going well. When it looks like it might be terminal, Faith is approached by Sissy (Walton), Faith’s hockey coach and secretly the head of an ancient witches coven that has haunted the town for generations.Faith makes a deal with Sissy, Sissy will save her father but at the expense that Faith has a baby. There is treachery and Satanic dealings and it’s unclear if Faith can save her Dad, or herself.
This is the film that opened this year’s Film4 FrightFest and from the get-go it seemed like an odd choice. It’s not a film that I could get excited about, I don’t know about other Fright Festers. David Keating is most notable for directed Wake Wood, and that alone didn’t get me hyped.
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