Directed by Leigh Janiak. Written by Janiak, Phil Graziadei and Kate Trefry. Starring Kiana Madeira, Olivia Scott Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Ashley Zukerman, Gillian Jacobs, Darrell Britt-Gibson, McCabe Slye, Matthew Zuk and Jordana Spiro.
Plot: in 1666, a town goes on a witch hunt that will have deadly consequences for years to come.
In 1966, Deena can see through the eyes of Sarah Fier as she finds a spellbook in The Widow’s (Spiro) house. She also kisses Hannah (Welch) and a man named Mad Thomas (Slye) see them and reports it to the whole town. The next day the pastor, Hannah’s father, starts acting very strangely and the dog dies and the pig eats it’s young and the horse’s act out, etc. etc. Sarah/Deena starts to think it’s about her because she’s been wrong in some way. Solomon Goode (Zukerman) assures her that it isn’t her fault, however. But Solomon’s brother, Elijah, disagree’s, decides Sarah and Hannah are witches and gets the town to hunt them down.
Of course, they get caught because you know that Sarah was executed as a witch. But you actually find out why in this movie and it doesn’t really make sense. I mean, it does, but it doesn’t. Not logically anyway. And the whole time Deena is just willing to sacrifice so many people in 1994 for her precious girlfriend’s life that you kind of don’t want her to win. In the end, I was just disappointed that it wasn’t more like the books I was in love with as a teenager. And DJ was disappointed with the ending itself, that I won’t divulge here in case you still wish to watch this trilogy of misery.
Ultimately, my score for this final film did go back up, but DJ’s stayed down in the gutter. He really hated these movies.
My score: 37. DJ’s score: 19.