Sunday, May 1, 2016

THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA (1976)

Well..that's 83 minutes I'll never get back.

Kinda like a strange variation of REPULSION co-written by Charles Manson and a pirate, THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA is the slow-moving story of a troubled woman named Molly who, thanks to her dad raping her 24/7 when she was a kid (He even died while raping her!!!), is now a heavy drinkin', pill poppin' adult that has a nasty habit of hooking up with handsome men she sees on television...and cutting their balls off!!!

You would think that with a gruesome story like that that this film would escalate into a finale of blood, nudity and gore. But, sadly, no.  Things actually slow down as the movie goes on until the long-winded ending that drug on forever.

I could see that the filmmakers were trying to make a film about a highly disturbed woman who equates sex with death, but as a drama the main character is too unsympathetic (also all of her victims were innocent people) and as a horror film the whole thing is way too talky and lightweight.

THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA is not a bad movie, just a boring one with no payoff.  Skip it.