Season of the Witch (1972)




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Movie Info

Frustrated with her uncommunicative husband and distant daughter, a suburban housewife seeks solace in witchcraft.
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Critic Reviews for Season of the Witch

All Critics (7)

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July 24, 2001
AV Club
Top Critic

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Jack's Wife is as important a Romero film as Martin, but Anchor Bay's criminal indifference to the original aspect ratios negate its DVD debut.

Full Review… | November 3, 2005
Slant Magazine

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

Audience Reviews for Season of the Witch


George Romero returns slightly to the horror genre after his failure of a romantic film ("There's Always Vanilla", which I have not seen). I say slightly because this deals with witchcraft, but it isn't really all that scary, its just kind of odd and 70s. The people are all wearing awful looking 70s clothes and have awful 70s make-up and haircuts. It's really about suburban housewives getting frustrated with their lives and getting interested in witchcraft, it is only mildly interesting in the end. The acting is pretty bad.

Ken Scheck
Ken Scheck

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. Rental?

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

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
Rodney Eckrich

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