Witch Hunt: October release for new film from Head Count’s Elle Callahan

Last Updated on August 10, 2021

Head Count (watch it HERE) director Elle Callahan's new film Witch Hunt is set to receive a theatrical, digital, and on demand release, courtesy of Momentum Pictures, on October 1st. Described as a "supernatural border thriller", Witch Hunt has the following synopsis: 

In a modern America where magic is real and witches are persecuted by US authorities, teenager Claire and her family are part of an intricate network that helps these women escape across the border to seek asylum in Mexico. However, when their mode of transport is disrupted by federal witch hunters, trouble befalls the family as they struggle to hide two young witches within the walls of their home. As witch hunters close in and strange magic begins haunting the family, Claire discovers that she may have more in common with these witches than she could have ever imagined.

The film stars Gideon Adlon, Abigail Cowen, Christian Camargo, and Elizabeth Mitchell.

When Witch Hunt was first announced, Callahan had this to say about the project: 

I’ve always been a fan of genre films for their ability to get people to think differently and with new perspectives. For me, Witch Hunt is an opportunity to turn the camera back on ourselves and show what’s possible in a society where irrational fears take favor over common decency."

The film was produced by Eric B. Fleischman's Defiant Studios and Maurice Fadida of Kodiak Pictures. Kodiak's Mickey Gooch Jr. and Diane Gooch served as executive producers with Telepool's Andre Druskeit.

I wasn't a big fan of Head Count (you can read my 6/10 review at THIS LINK), but I was impressed enough by the work Callahan did on it that I was left interested in seeing what she would do next. I look forward to seeing what she has done with Witch Hunt.

Witch Hunt Elle Callahan

Source: Horror Fuel

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