Directed by: Linda Palmer
Written by: Barbara Dolny-Bombar
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Halloween Obsessed: The Misconception of Witches
Halloween may have come and gone, but that doesn't mean there are not tons of people who wish they could celebrate it year-round. I'm one of them. In what appears to be the pilot episode for an upcoming series - I hope so - I had the pleasure of watching Halloween Obsessed: The Misconception of Witches. Although submitted as a stand-alone movie, I would love to see this idea continued and am hopeful.
The Misconception of Witches is exactly what you are probably assuming it is—a breakdown of witchcraft, histories, meanings, and misconceptions. Presented are five speakers alongside Palmer, who narrates, and this film covers everything from the real meaning of Halloween to particulars and differences in witchcraft. This is all done via the standard documentary format, both visually and stylistically. Some narration, some footage, and some recorded footage of various witches speaking about their craft. Yes. There is more than just a good witch or a bad witch, and Halloween Obsessed makes sure we know that almost from the start.
The speakers themselves manage to keep interest in the subject high through their evident love of being a witch, and it was a curious thing to see slightly different views on witchcraft from each of them. The technicalities of Halloween Obsessed: The Misconception of Witches was quite impressive for what I'm guessing is a micro-budget film. This film goes by fast and leaves you wanting a little more. Always a good thing.
By itself, this was a good film, but as a potential series, who knows what could be in store for this film. The lovers of Halloween are plenty and can be pretty insatiable when it comes to content. This film looks good, sounds good, and is just an all-around good experience. Informative as well, which always helps. Four stars out of five.