Season of the Witch
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Film Info
Program:Dark Out
Blue-Collar Monsters
Tags:Horror
Drama
Release Year:1972
Runtime:130 min
Country:USA
Language:English
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSTROnJzjXk
Cast/Crew
Director:George Romero
Producer:Nancy Romero
Cinematographer:George Romero
Screenwriter:George Romero
Editor:George Romero
Composer:Steve Gorn
Principal Cast:Jan White
Raymond Laine
Ann Muffly
Joedda McClain
Bill Thunhurst
Filmography:Day of the Dead ('85)
Creepshow ('82)
Dawn of the Dead ('78)
Martin ('78)
The Crazies ('73)
Night of the Living Dead ('68)
Description

When a bored housewife in suburban Pittsburgh turns to witchcraft, the results are both sensual and terrifying.

"Season of the Witch (aka Hungry Wives) is Romero's film about feminism in its Women's Lib phase. It's loaded with references to the occult, but owes as much to Betty Friedan as Anton LaVey.

Jan White, an East Coast soap actress and commercial model sought out by Romero for the lead role, plays an upper-middle-class homemaker who's defined almost entirely as a wife and mother -- but those definitions have started to lose their meaning. Her husband is often away on business, and her college-age daughter pays no mind. Staring down middle age, Joan starts to wonder who she is, even though her dreams provide an answer she doesn't want to hear...

The cinematography and cluttered interiors stir the same mood of ill-defined times and free-floating discontent recreated by The Ice Storm without seeming to try." (Keith Phipps, AV Club)

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