On her 18th birthday Jordyn’s life suddenly begins to unravel, as secrets kept from her since she was a baby come bubbling to the surface.
What we should have here is the story of a girl whose life falls apart because of the onset of her dark destiny, which causes her to suffer from frequent memory loss. And at first, what it presents itself as is a highly competent, smooth-paced piece with slick editing and smart imagery.
Unfortunately, because of this the movie does almost nothing to put in the groundwork of fleshing out its characters. Like skimming through the pages of a book, we are left with a mess of coherent and incoherent emotionally disconnected scenes with badly-written dialogue, and a witch who laughs like a wood pigeon.
The special effects can be a little distracting. Almost every frame has heavily blurred edges and the energy discharged when the witches do battle is cartoonish at best.
Being made over 2 years ago, it’s painfully obvious that certain parties only saw fit to release it in the vain hope that it could possibly piggy-back off the success of critically-claimed movie The Witch (2015). As I said before, the movie is very well made for what it is, there is just isn’t very much beneath its pretty surface.