Synopsis: A frustrated, angst-ridden teenage girl awakens something in the woods when she naively performs an occult ritual to evoke a witch to kill her mother.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): Adam MacDonald
Production: IFC Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min


[projector clicking]

[intense music]

Darkness, I charge you

with this sign

mother in the night

are mine.

I teach you the mystery

of rebirth

work my mysteries

in Earth.

Hear my ears

and speak with my tongue.

Drawn to the heart

and lip

five points

to this fellowship.

I bring you ecstasy

and rebirth.

Be with my things living

on my own.

From me they come

and to me they go.

I invoke you

and call upon you

brought by seed

and Earth.

Hear me with my ears

and speak with my tongue.

- I invite you to come.

- I invite you to come.

[breathing heavily]

[school bell ringing]

[indistinct chatter]

[instrumental music]

[indistinct chatter]

[indistinct chatter]

Get in, psycho.




What the fu..

You're fuckin' weird,


[cutlery clanking]


[instrumental music]

[music continues]


[Mrs. Reyes sobbing]

[indistinct chatter]

- Mom?

- Wait a second.

Honey, I said

give me a second.

I just wanted to see

if you were okay.


[heavy breathing]

Where are you going

on a school night?

I'm going to that

book signing, remember?

I told you.

Do whatever you want.

I don't care.



[indistinct chatter]

You get one of those

tattooed on you.

Bad ass motherfucker.

- Hi.

- Hi.

It's an amazing book.

Thank you.

I find it

really fascinating

because the writing

is so good

and you take the

subject seriously.

Thank you.

But I just wish that

maybe you could write

a little bit more

about rituals. Um..

I think you've got enough

of them in there. No?

Just, careful

what you believe in.



- What's your name?

- Leah.


that's a lovely name.

- Thanks for coming.

- Yeah, thanks.

Now words fill me

with power

Ask me why alone

I love this part,

about evil.

"I don't think the devil's

role is to create evil,

but rather to expose the

evil in the hearts of men

by challenging

their loyalty to God."

F*ck, that's cool.

I don't care if this guy

looks like my dad.

He's still fuckin' cool.

- Here.

- Thanks.

Do you think our parents

will always be our parents?

What the hell

does that mean?

Like, I mean, like

we're supposed to

look up to them

but they're really just

fuckin' people. right?

Like walking in on them

takin' a shit?

No. Like..


I mean, like,

they're just people

and they f*ck up

and they make mistakes

and really they're just

fuckin' people.

It's weird.

[instrumental music]

[Leah laughing]

A bird laid out

at the blue moon

And the moon will care

that the song singing

Won't you care

if it's the end?

Without the moon..



Without your princes

The dancing

really turned


- Okay.

- Yeah. Okay, bye.

The prince has..

He really gave me

some loving

[Aaron groans]


[engine revving]

You can't erase

the feeling

You know who knows

the fantasy

Will take you to the

eastern cloud

A gift for you

unto the..

Hey heh

[door closes]

What's wrong?

You tell me.

Leah? Leah!

Leah, get downstairs.

So, are you gonna

tell me

that the book signing

just ended

and you're home right after

like a good girl, huh?


I called the library

and I know what time

it ended, so..


So, I'm tired of you lying

to my face.

[sighs] I'm trying to do

the best I can, okay?

I'm havin' a really

hard time here

I need you on my side.

Well, you're

all over the place.

What is that supposed

to mean?

It means I don't even know

who I'm coming home

to anymore.



...I just can't do it

here anymore, okay?

I'm trying, but I feel

like I can't breathe.

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Adam MacDonald

Adam MacDonald (born May 16, 1977) is a Canadian actor and film director. He is known for his role as Josh MacIntosh on the CBC show Being Erica, for his starrings role as Peter McGregor on Wild Roses, and Detective Steve Peck on Rookie Blue, and for his guest-starring roles in several other shows, including Murdoch Mysteries, and Republic of Doyle. He also starred as Nick McAllister on the short-lived supernatural show Vampire High. more…

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