Burn, Witch, Burn! (on Amazon Prime)
Ohhhhh, it starts out soooo good. There’s a protective incantation where the narrator calls upon Marduk, Hecate, Satan, Beelzebub, etc. for protection. The epitome of 50s/60s horror drama kitsch. I’m SO in!
We start our story with a college professor and his wife. Are they British? Fancy 50s Americans? Who can tell? The accents are flying. But their house is beautiful, covered in ivy, I notice weird details like that.
So professor hubby is a skeptic, and is very emotionally involved in disproving all belief in the occult. But lo and behold, wifey learned some conjure on a trip they took to Jamaica 2 years ago. She has shit hidden all over their house, including a dead spider, a poppet, graveyard dirt, etc. He finds all her goodies, and an argument ensues. He says the equivalent of ‘you’re just a hysterical woman after all’, and she breaks down like a hysterical woman. Then they burn everything.
Turns out, her protective magic really WAS keeping him from death and destruction. Always trust your witch, fellas. LESSON.
Attempted suicide, attempted murder, A TWIST!, and tarot cards. The professor finds out his spirit animal is a big-ass eagle. I love this movie.
I’m giving this one 9 out of 10 broomsticks. I loved the 50s naivete and superstition. Lots of drama and fun.