87 minutes – Horror, Thriller
Festival release date: September 2017 (TIFF)
Release date: December 8, 2017 (limited)
Canadian distributor: Entertainment One
Pyewacket follows the story of Leah (Nicole Muñoz), a teenage girl who, after her father dies, is forced by her unstable mother to move to a house in the woods. Feeling trapped and hopeless, Leah turns to Black Magic to release her anger. She naively performs an occult ritual found in a book on her bedroom shelf to evoke the spirit of a witch to kill her mother. Stricken by guilt, Leah desperately tries to reverse the spell, but soon realizes she has awoken something in the woods, and nothing can prepare Leah for the terror she has unleashed.