Monday, August 15, 2011


About the movie

In a time when the mere accusation of witchcraft was often enough to send someone to the gallows, Season of the Witch slams you right into the middle of the devil-fearing, superstitious Middle Ages, where both the plague and finger-pointing run rampant. It's in this loaded environment that two deserters from the Crusades are recognized when they chance going into a plague-ridden town, and are subsequently arrested and offered a simple choice by the local cardinal (Christopher Lee): rot in prison or escort an accused witch to an abbey where she will undergo trial. But rarely are such tasks as black and white as that. Former knights Behman (Nicolas Cage) and Felson (Ron Perlman) initially decline the offer, but after they encounter the young girl (Claire Foy) accused of witchcraft in prison, and see that she has been beaten, they agree so long as she is guaranteed a fair trial by the monks. The rest of their party consists of a young priest, a knight in mourning over the loss of his family, a merchant who knows the way through the forest, and an altar boy who wants nothing more than to be a knight. The party sets out through misty forests, crosses the requisite rotten rope-and-wood bridge, and encounters dangerous wild animals. Whenever the opportunity arises, the girl accused of witchery plays each of her captors against each other--using knowing glances and obvious deception--and themselves until it's hard to tell if she's actually innocent of the crimes she's accused of committing. 

My Thoughts

I was immediately interested in seeing this movie since it features Nicholas Cage and Ron Perlman.  Also because I find the whole witches, vampires and such movies interesting.  I have to admit there are parts of the movie that are a little slow to get into, but that is made up for with some fast paced scenes.  I actually enjoyed the turns in the movie to keep you on your toes, but I would still not list this as one of my favorites movies.  It still is enjoyable.  If you are a fan of Cage or Perlman or even witch movies, definitely check out this movie.  

The dvd can be purchased at mass retailers and online at for $ 17.49.  

* I received the above mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The above mentioned opinion is completely honest and completely my own.

1 comment:

  1. I bet I would love this too for I love Nicholas Cage. Rita Spratlen