Witchouse 3:Demon Fire
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This movie has all the charm of Sex in the City, only the women are goth, and one is a demon/witch. (If memory serves there was the ugly friend on Sex in the City, so it may not be too far off.) This movie could also be compared to the show Charmed, in a “cock your head to the side” view. Did I enjoy it? Was it better than I expected? Would I recommend it? These are all questions that you Tempe Video fans are dying to know, I’m sure. I’ll get to that, but first…..The Synopsis.
Annie (Tanya Dempsey) gets popped in the eye from her boyfriend Burke (Paul Darrigo), for being out late at pottery class. (Do you blame him? What woman goes to pottery class all night long? There wasn’t even one vase in the whole house that I could see.)
Annie leaves to go stay with her two best friends Stevie (Debbie Rochon) and Rose (Tina Krause). There they step up as best friends and take her in. Well, Rose and Stevie are working on a documentary on witchcraft, and decide after much drinking to film a séance for the film. I can’t really remember much of what happens directly next. The séance scene caused me to have a massive epileptic seizure. (Be warned)
As I awoke, and wiped the foam from my mouth, it turns out that something weird happened during the séance, and now weird things are happening around them. Who could be behind all this? Is it Annie’s abusive boyfriend, or one of them? Or is this something more sinister all together?
Honestly, I couldn’t tell you. That is one of my complaints about this movie, but I’ll get to that in a moment. First with the praises….
Let me be just a man for a moment, instead of your trusted reviewer. The women in this film are something to look at. They are hot. Debbie Rochon, Tina Krause, and Tanya Dempsey all fought for a place in my heart. You know what girls…I have plenty of room for you all. (I always was the romantic)
Now, as the reviewer part of me comes back, they can also act. The chemistry between them, and the dialogue going back and forth, was more of friends just talking. I would love to hear stories if the actresses didn’t get along during the shoot, because that would make the acting even better. I truly felt that they were friends not only on screen, but in life. This helped make the movie more enjoyable. I had a good time just listening to them talk. (Man I am sounding less and less like a man. Enjoyed listening to women talk?)
They were hot, hot, hot!!!!!! (There, got some testosterone points back)
Another impressive thing about this movie was the look of it. Granted it is low budget, but with the knowledge that this film cost only $26,000, I am impressed with how much J.K Bookwalter got out of that small budget. Very impressive indeed. The pacing also went at a brisk pace, which is something that I am very picky about. I cannot complain here about that.
I do have to complain about two things though. One is Lilith (Brink Stevens). I can’t really comment on her acting, because she was rarely in the film. Why have a movie called Witchouse with hardly a witch? Lilith really did not do anything, nor did anyone else. When she was in the film though, she was good. My only complaint about her though was her constant moving. Let me explain. Stand up. Now pretend that you are swimming underwater. Move your arms around slowly like you’re just wading in the ocean. Ah, what a calm scene. Well, Lilith tended to always be moving her arms around. After awhile I was wondering if she stopped what would happen. Would she sink through the floor boards? (Sadly I will never know the true answer to my question.)
This was of course is a small complaint. An annoyance, if you will. My major complaint was the attempt at a twist ending. It did not work, in fact I finished the movie with a “what the hell” expression on my face. Is the first scene of the movie a lie? Is Burke correct in what he told Stevie? What the hell? Are you to have me believe that Rose and Stevie did what they did? These questions of course are confusing you readers out there. Well, get used to it, because the ending will not help answers these, nor can I. I go to bed every night knowing that these questions, and my floorboard question will never be answered. Why Tempe? Why!?!?
Does the ending ruin the first 2/3s? Well, like all movies sadly, yes. Without a strong, or even cohesive ending, you end up feeling cheated as the credits role. Also the ending questions a lot of the parts that you saw before. This is not done in a brilliant Usual Suspects way, but in a, “Oh, I forgot that we said that before" way. For all of that I must lower this movies score greatly. I can’t help but still like this movie though. Sure I was disappointed in the lack of dead bodies, confusing ending, and no gore, but dammit I enjoyed the talking….AND THE ONE NUDE SCENE. (There. I have now fully reinstated my manliness.)
2 Cans out of 5.
Added: Monday, June 06, 2005
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