Rue Morgue’s CineMacabre Movie Nights promise the best of classic and contemporary horror at The Royal Cinema – once a month, every month.
“As Christmas draws near, and malls fill with both shoppers and cinemagoers, comes a horror movie that examines a very particular kind of buyer’s remorse. To wit: What if you summoned a demon and then changed your mind?
This is the quandary faced by Leah (Nicole Muñoz) in writer/director Adam MacDonald’s assured second feature, Pyewacket. The Toronto high-school student hangs with the Goth clique but isn’t overly serious about it; one senses she and her friends see it as more of a social club than anything truly dark.
We hear her occult incantation in the opening seconds of the movie, but don’t get back to it again until about a half hour in. By this time, her mom (Laurie Holden) has decided to move them north of the city, earning Leah’s adolescent “I wish you were dead!” wrath. With spooky woods just outside their new home, it doesn’t take the kid long to put her fiendish plan into action.” (Chris Knight, The National Post)
Monday, Jun 24 - 7:30pm