Momentum Pictures has released the official trailer for the thriller Witch Hunt which will be released in October. While it may seem that the title of the film indicates or hints at the possible plot of the film, the reality is far from what we might imagine.
Witch Hunt it does involve magicians with supernatural powers and social groups and people who hunt and execute them, but it is presented in an environment and setting that is very familiar to us. Imagine if wizards existed today and our modern legal system hunted them down, what would it be like? That’s the world this film is trying to explore.
This film tells the story of a family who tries to hide two young witches within the walls of their house. They try to help them cross the border into Mexico and get asylum there through a complex network. However, their plans are thwarted by a hunt for them by the Bureau of Witchcraft Investigation (BWI), a federal organization that works on behalf of the U.S. government administration, and is responsible for hunting, capturing, and executing witches.
This trailer depicts the scene when BWI agents try to find modern means to find clues and evidence of witchcraft. These scenes not only hark back to the earliest depictions of the witch hunt in classic fairy tales and the literature available on the subject. The film implies themes related to women’s rights oppression, prejudice, and social discrimination in its trailer where women are deprived of their rights, forced to control their abilities without any training or opportunity to use them.
Directed by Elle Callahan, Witch Hunt attempts to reintroduce the highly controversial and prejudiced events of the 1600s into modern American society, which therefore stumbles upon orthodox and biased beliefs and values. The film stars Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost, Gia); Gideon Adlon (Blocker, Mustang); Abigail Cowen (Stranger Things, Fate: The Winx Saga), and Christian Camargo (The Hurt Locker).
The film will have a limited release in theaters on October 1, 2021 and will also be available On Demand on the same day.