Backcountry director's new film Pyewacket gets trailer & poster

Sure the upcoming IFC Midnight flick PYEWACKET has a strange f*cking name, but that didn't keep me from getting super into the film earlier this morning. Not that I have seen the film. Yet. I just saw the poster and trailer which you can check out below and I got deep into my own excitement over the flick.

Not only do I dig the trailer and the poster, but I'm all about the film's premise which follows the tale of a moody teenage girl that accidentally puts a death curse on her mother (nice). And on top of that, the film comes to us from director Adam MacDonald whose "Big Goddamn Bear Attack" movie BACKCOUNTRY impressed the hell out of me when I caught up with it last year.

So with all of this in mind, I'm now counting down the days until the film hits select theaters and on VOD on March 23. What do you think of the trailer and poster? Let us know below!


When you’re dealing with demons, be careful what you wish for… In this ultra-unsettling occult nightmare, teenage Leah (Nicole Muñoz) finds solace from the recent death of her father—and from her strained relationship with her mother (Laurie Holden)—by dabbling in the dark arts. It all seems like harmless fun at first, until a blow out argument leads Leah to do the unthinkable: put a death curse on her mother. No sooner has the girl performed the ritual than she regrets it. But it may be too late, as an evil presence known as Pyewacket begins to make itself known—and threatens to destroy both mother and daughter.

Backcountry director Adam MacDonald builds hair-raising tension around what’s both a complex mother-daughter tale and a frightening fable about our darkest desires.

PYEWACKET is written and directed by Adam MacDonald and stars Nicole Muñoz, Laurie Holden (THE WALKING DEAD), Chloe Rose, and Eric Osborne. The film hits select theaters and on VOD on March 23.

Extra Tidbit: Pyewacket was one of the familiar spirits of a witch detected by the "witchfinder general" Matthew Hopkins in March 1644 in the town of Manningtree, Essex, England. Hopkins claimed he spied on the witches as they held their meeting close by his house, and heard them mention the name of a local woman.
Source: AITH



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