This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Bobby Jones’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
I don't usually like writing reviews with spoilers, but I've already reviewed this three times prior and I really just want to mention one thing I really love about the ending of this film so whatever. The scene following the ceremony in which the witches are cleaning up the ceremonial chamber is perfectly emblematic of what makes this such a fantastic horror movie. It is details like this one that make the threat of the coven feel so real. You don't just get to have a bloodbath of a power transfer and leave your ceremonial chamber soaked in blood, and Luca understands this and shows us how deeply he has thought through the logistics of this coven.
I am really glad I got to see this one more time on the big screen, and with an audience of college students who had primarily never seen it before. Feeling the visceral reactions of others enhances the power of this film exponentially, and hearing "What the fuck!" whispered countless times throughout delights me to no end.
Amazon really fucked up by not pushing this for awards, it could have cleaned up in the craft categories last night.
Oh also it's worth mentioning that for some reason my school theater got this movie in 2.35 even though its supposed to be 1.85, and it was incredibly annoying to have everything framed terribly. Glad I had seen this before otherwise I would have been extremely confused.