The Witch review

Yes I said knife-wielding super killer!

10 years ago, Ja-yoon (Kim Da-mi) escaped from a government facility during an inexplicable incident and lost all her memory. She grows up to be a bright high school student and enters a nationally televised audition to win a prize to help her struggling family. As soon as she appears on TV, strange people start appearing in her life. A man named ‘Nobleman’ (Choi Wooshik), and others who have been searching for her, soon frantically pursue Ja-yoon. As her life falls into turmoil she responds with a chilling descent from innocent girl into cold-blooded knife-wielding super killer!

Yes I said knife-wielding super killer, great eh, but shes a witch, you got that from the tile yes, well just a gripe from me but the main character doesn't really get to find this out until almost the final act but like I say that might be just me. Its all worth fit for the final act which leaves you dizzy in the wake of bullets, magic and mayhem descend upon Ja-yoon in that inevitable Korean style that we've come to love from movies such as the recent The villainess (our review here) to name but one.

So I might be lording this too highly but when you like something, you like it, and that's the case for the Witch. Park Hoon-jung (V.I.P, The Tiger, The New World) brings a style and a bucket of blood and brutality to The Witch. This is a must see.

Signature Entertainment’s acclaimed actioner THE WITCH is out now on UK Digital.

4 / 5 stars     

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