Season of the Witch (1972)

Season of the Witch




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Movie Info

Frustrated with her uncommunicative husband and distant daughter, a suburban housewife seeks solace in witchcraft.

Rating: R
Genre: Horror
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Critic Reviews for Season of the Witch

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

July 24, 2001
AV Club
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Romero's own Belle du Jour.

Full Review… | November 3, 2005
Slant Magazine

It's certainly an interesting film, but fans of Romero's Martin (1978) or his zombie films will not find more of the same.

Full Review… | October 27, 2005
Combustible Celluloid


September 18, 2005
Juicy Cerebellum

August 17, 2005

Audience Reviews for Season of the Witch


I was hoping for some sort of horror film, but instead this one is more of a counter-culture portrait from the mid-'70s, so this sort of felt more like a Something Weird Video title than I was expecting it to.


George Romero's post Night and pre Dawn tale of a housewife's descent into witchcraft is entertaining and benefits from decent cinematography. It gets a little heavy handed with some of the dialogue but has that aura of a dream like state in some of the scenes that I am fond of.

Rodney Eckrich

Romero's character study/drama with some horror trappings dealing with a put-upon housewife in the early 70's who finds an escape through the occult. While the acting, sound, and film quality can all be a bit rough at times, the film is still worth a peak as a time capsule.

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