THE WITCHING (2016) Reviews and free to watch online

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The Witching is a 2016 American supernatural horror anthology film co-produced, edited and with a wraparound story directed by Corey Norman (The Hanover House; The Invoking 2 (segment “Natal”); producer of 60 Seconds to Die). It was produced by Ruthless Studios in association with Bonfire Films.

As with Patient Seven, this anthology film comprises short films combined with a newly filmed wraparound. The shorts are:

‘Grief’ – directed by George Bessudo, written by Jesse David Ing
‘Sleepwalker’ – directed, written and edited by Calvin Weaver
‘The Hourglass Figure’ – directed by Patrick Rea, written by Michelle Davidson, Amber Rapp
‘Next Caller’ – written, edited and directed by Patrick Rea
‘Graveyard Shift’ – written and directed by April Wright
‘Sweet Hollow’ – written and directed by Sean Lee

screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-22-15-25This film should not be confused with Bert I. Gordon’s Necromancy (1972) which was released on VHS as The Witching.

Wraparound segment cast:

Jessica Bedell, Ian Carlsen, Joanna Clarke, Jennifer Friend (Bonnie & Clyde vs. Dracula; Cadaverella), Jack Scannell, Beth Somerville, Ellen Elizabeth White


With Halloween only hours away, the members of a popular podcast, The Witching Hour, gather around a campfire to swap scary stories in the dark. But they bargain for more than just ratings as they have ventured to the site where the Woodland Valley Witch was brutally murdered…



“There’s nothing damaging enough to brand the movie a waste, and there’s nothing earth-shattering in its inventiveness to praise the film to high heavens. It’s just an entertaining joyride that helps to make about 90 minutes fly right on by.” Addicted to Horror Movies

“These campfire tale interludes are so generic, it’s blatantly obvious that they don’t even know what segments they are bookending […] There is no complexity to any of the shorts in “The Witching.”  The only reason the movie as a whole and its individual parts aren’t any more rudimentary is because everything is pared to the bone already.” Culture Crypt

Filming location (wraparound segment):

New Gloucester, Maine


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