Pyewacket Reviews

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April 29, 2019
A grim representation of teenage anger that works due to fantastic performances and an intelligent script. [Full review in Spanish].
April 29, 2019
Pyewacket is a tale of what happens when people can't reconcile reality with fiction, when mental health issues allow fantasy and folklore to mingle with reality.
February 3, 2019
A solid genre film that leans too much on obvious symbolism. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 3, 2018
Given the lack of budget at his disposal, it's impressive how MacDonald is able to conjure up such an unnerving atmosphere.
October 17, 2018
An enjoyable thriller that stalks the multi-layered aspects of grief, family dynamics, and psychological salvation with a haunting accuracy.
September 21, 2018
MacDonald's screenplay teases and delays, ramping up the psychological tension and employing a few deft narrative surprises that keep us guessing, especially with regard to the timing of Pyewacket's arrival.
August 23, 2018
Pyewacket encapsulates the teenage experience in a very real way and, despite the genre setting, offers a fairly honest portrayal of some mother-daughter dynamics.
July 26, 2018
Takes an age-old proverb—"Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it"—and puts its own diabolical spin on it.
July 19, 2018
With a film generating genuine thrills, it's hard to fault it too heavily its clumsy narrative and characters.
June 8, 2018
...a decent (yet flawed) genre exercise.
April 30, 2018
MacDonald clearly wanted this to be a simple, heartfelt tale focusing on the disintegration of a mother/daughter bond, without too much background noise as a distraction. And he mostly succeeds in delivering just that.
March 30, 2018
The director is out for blood, and while this is a slow-burn affair that craftily bides its time until just the proper moment to unleash a flurry of dexterously ominous thrills, the craven wickedness of it all is portentously intoxicating.
March 29, 2018
It is a set-up as old as time, but this chilling, frequently terrifying work of horror manages to find fresh nightmare fuel in dark woods and incantations muttered in the moonlight.
March 28, 2018
A slow-burn chiller with an excellent sense of creepiness, "Pyewacket" handles evil and angst with tremendous skill.
March 27, 2018
While Pyewacket may not be perfect, it's still a promising little feature, proving its writer/director definitely has a distinct genre voice, as long as he learns to polish the more recognizable elements into something unique.
March 24, 2018
It's the rare horror film that's actually more effective in psychological terms than in suspense ones.
March 22, 2018
As a psychodrama about a troubled mother and daughter, this movie is gripping from start to finish.
March 22, 2018
When it comes to horror movies that leave the biggest impression on me as a viewer, it's usually the films that tap into my emotional core that hit me the hardest, which is why Pyewacket hit me with such a ferocious gut punch.
March 21, 2018
Pyewacket is a slow burn chiller that is all the more impressive for its subtlety.
March 19, 2018
Simultaneously scares the hell out of you and puts you through the emotional wringer.
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