"Pyewacket" IFC Midnight

Adam MacDonald (Backcountry) is a director who isn’t afraid to set the pressure cooker of his films to “simmer,” building up enough steam throughout that in the end we get something of a masterpiece.

His latest Pyewacket is no exception: Hitchcock would be proud.

Be sure to catch this moody chiller when it’s released in select theaters and digital platforms on March, 23, 2018.

Here is the official synopsis and trailer:

“When you’re dealing with demons, be careful what you wish for… In this ultra-unsettling occult nightmare, teenage Leah (Nicole Muñoz) finds solace from the recent death of her father—and from her strained relationship with her mother (Laurie Holden)—by dabbling in the dark arts.

It all seems like harmless fun at first, until a blow out argument leads Leah to do the unthinkable: put a death curse on her mother. No sooner has the girl performed the ritual than she regrets it.

But it may be too late, as an evil presence known as Pyewacket begins to make itself known—and threatens to destroy both mother and daughter. Backcountry director Adam MacDonald builds hair-raising tension around what’s both a complex mother-daughter tale and a frightening fable about our darkest desires.”