PYEWACKET Blu-ray Review
A frustrated, angst-ridden teenage girl awakens something in the woods when she naively performs an occult ritual to evoke a witch to kill her mother.
Directed By: Adam MacDonald
Written By: Adam MacDonald
Starring: Nicole Muñoz (Leah), Laurie Holden (Mrs. Reyes), Chloe Rose (Janice), Eric Osborne (Aaron), Romeo Carere (Rob), Jame McGowan (Rowan Dove), and more.
Genre: Horror & Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 88 Minutes
- English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and Stereo
- Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
- Resolution: 1080p
- Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
- Subtitles: English SDH & Spanish
- Making-Of Featurette
- Theatrical Trailer
I give the Pyewacket Blu-ray a B.
Be careful with what you wish for because you may actually get it but in this case, in a twisted way.
Pyewacket opens up with a teen, Leah (played by Nicole Muñoz) going through everyday life. Her Mom, Mrs. Reyes (played by Laurie Holden) seems to be confined to her bed grieving the death of her husband. When Leah’s Mom decides to sell the house and move to a home in the mountains, that’s when Leah’s (being a typical rebellious teen) world is turned upside down. She actually performs a Satanic ritual calling upon Pyewacket and wishing her mom was dead. Everything is fine until strange things start to happen to Leah.
There are a few things I did enjoy about this film. I loved the house they moved to in the mountains. I wouldn’t mind living there myself. It has this creepy look to it especially the fact that it was secluded and surrounded by trees. It was the perfect backdrop for the ritual that Leah Performs. I was a little disappointed with Pyewacket (demon). The film only shows the demon’s true form for only a fraction of a second in a scene. I felt they could have made it a lot scarier and dramatic. The strange things building up to it didn’t really give you a sense of danger or really explained the demon.
Leah did get what she wished for but it was in a twisted way.
Catch Pyewacket out on Blu-ray August 7th!