The Spell details
|Formats:||15 DVD, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Rebecca Pitkin, Pietro Herrera, Amber Hodgkiss, Julia Curle, Laura O'Donoughue, Steve Murphy, Steve Smith, Luke Dickson, Kristy Bruce, Thomas Frere|
|Director:||Owen Carey Jones|
|Genres:||Drama, Horror, Thriller|
|Collections:||That's Magic!, Ultimate Halloween|
|Run time:||1 hour 27 minutes|
|Rental release:||22 Feb 2010|
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Utter RubbishBy a customer from wakefield, west yorks , 09 Apr 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]The Spell? All I can say is don't bother, you will be disappointed. Story non existant, acting really bad.
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Dont BotherBy a customer , 28 Jul 2013I cant explain how horrified I was at how disgraceful this movie was and utter garbage from storyline to end! Don't waste your time!
Low budget film, not much to see hereBy MaxAmbush (6 reviews) , 17 Jun 2013If you're looking for action this isn't the film for you. The only sign of possession here is the dead flies on the counter and a bit of shaking on the floor. Extremely low budget film and not really a film of this sites recommended standard. The acting wasn't terrible and with a higher budget and a better script the main actor could probably get somewhere. But this film wont get much from me.
don't know, don't careBy mr_eyes (4 reviews) , 22 May 2013I got as far as 'Based on a TRUE STORY' and was about to give up. Got suckered in by brief mild nudity from the scary witches and really wish I hadn't.
If these events were really true, they must have been during a particularly tedious period for all concerned.
Nowt much to like in this everyday tale of young folk possessed by demons.By Minervamidsummer (1 review) , 18 May 2013Very slow burner which, I agree with Flossie Treadwell, comes across more as a (teenage) TV drama series than a film. Main character played by Rebecca Pitkin is a reasonable actress but the other cast members are pretty dire. Whole thing is slow moving, hackneyed and full of the usual stereotypes. Drama-Documentary style of presentation and stodgy acting makes it tedious to watch and as a result it comes over as a well-worn, implausible storyline (even though it is supposedly based on real experience of a young person called Emma Whale???). Weak supporting actors whose parts are cliche-ridden and far too stereotypical to be credible- the badass boyfriend, jealous female rival, dumb Northerners for parents, the loud-mouthed, tarty mother's wicked boyfriend , a semi-heroic empathetic priest and best friends characters- you long to slap them all. Even after an hour the plot has scarcely progressed. As for the keynote of the title - The Spell - not much going on there and as for classifying this as horror? frankly ridiculous. Kate, the High Priestess and her pals are a joke and about as threatening as a packet of custard creams. In addition, the 'Occult' practitioners lurking in the woods and at the bottom of suburban gardens are the least convincing I've seen on screen or otherwise in a long time (and anyway have they no ethical integrity? What about observing 'An' it harm none.,.' or the Law of Three-fold Returns? Idiotic. In fact the supposedly 'malevolent' spirits' that appear from time to time at the bottom of the garden or reflected in a window etc etc brought to mind the shadowy bad guys from Scooby Doo cartoon episodes!It is nothing more thanlazy script writing and directing, to resort to these over-used conventions. Sorry, there's nothing much to like here and the scariest bit about it is the image on the DVD case cover. Overall it's very tiresome and an effort to see it through and, honestly, no surprises await those of you who manage to stick it out - so dont waste your time on this one.
A 1 hour T.V. drama more appropriate, not a filmBy Flossytreadwell (28 reviews) , 03 May 2013Gosh it felt like it was 3hrs long. It would have been more suitable as a T. V. Drama & condensed down to an hour long at the most. The acting isn't bad at all especially for the youngsters, The story is believable, sort of, & works The accents might grate because even the songs are the same. I originate from up there myself many years ago & the part when she cries while snooking reminded me nobody seamed to use tissues when I was there everyone just snooked it back ewwww I'm glad I watched it but I won't be watching it again nor could I sit through it while a friend watched, once is enough.