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October 12, 2017

‘Goat Witch’ is Occult Horror at its Most Visceral (NSFW)

Send the kids out of the room for this gnarly short film.

Some of the best horror out there is the DIY independent fare that’s shot on shoestring budgets. Films like this can still boast impressive production values, but they are also elevated by creative artistic freedom and out-of-the-box thinking you just don’t see in mainstream or top-tier independent releases all that often. It’s worth doing a little digging to unearth such gems if you’re looking for something different, and what better time of year than Halloween season to traverse cinema’s underground layers for unknown oddities?

Goat Witch is a bizarre tale of witchcraft which thrusts the viewer right into the blistering heat of a ritual. Written and directed by James Sizemore and starring his wife, Ashleigh Jo, the film features some outstanding practical FX work and just the right amount of disturbing imagery to haunt your dreams and make you want to avoid the woods at night for the foreseeable future. Prepare to be dazzled and disturbed in equal measure.

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