Little Witches (1996) Movie Review

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Little Witches (1996)

1996 | R | Horror, Thriller
90 minutes / 1h 30min

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Little Witches Plot Synopsis:

Six misfit schoolgirls at an all-girl Catholic high school, left alone at the school for Easter week, get mixed up with the occult and witchcraft after an old Satanic temple is found underneath the church where they attend as well as an old book of black magic spells for conjuring up an ancient demon from the pits of Hell. Janie, the most characteristic and cruelest of the girls, takes charge of the group and plots to resurrect the demon using a series of black arts spells, while one innocent girl, Faith, has a change of heart and tries to stop them from completing their spell which also includes a human sacrifice.

Little Witches (1996) Review

Little Witches (1996) is an American thriller horror movie that had a small budget and were similar to The Craft (1996) plot. Director Jane Simpson (Number One Fan (1995)) did not excel at directing this witchcraft movie in Santa Barbara, California, USA. The movie was bland and had minor thrills that will not excite the majority of horror fans. I had high expectations for this movie and wished that the director and writers Brian DiMuccio, Dino Vindeni had put a little more effort in the movie. Little Witches contains spells, the occult, demons , human sacrifice, high school students, witchcraft, magic, church, rituals, satanism, black comedy, black magic, front and back female nudity, minor frightening scenes, and okay acting.

Little Witches revolves around Faith (Mimi Rose - Ticker (2001), Boys and Girls (2000), Undressed (1999)) who is a young teenager that became friends with the wrong crowd at her Catholic girl’s school. Faith was devastated when her mother told her that she cannot come home for Easter break and must remain at school. She is not too crazy about her roommate Jamie (Sheeri Rappaport - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), Seeing Other People (2004), The United States of Leland (2003)) who is the total opposite of Faith. It did not take Faith long to become friends with four girls who are entirely different from her. Trouble pursue quickly as the group of girls disobey orders and explore an old Satanic temple that was discovered while construction is being done at their school. They found a book that Faith translates and also a spell that can summon the demon from hell.

I would not recommend this movie to anyone because it was utterly slow paced and did not contain enough content to fulfill an entertaining experience. The actors did not put their best foot forward and appeared as though they had no other choice but to act in the movie, or they might have had poor acting skills. The sets were okay, but it is nothing much to talk about as well as the scares and jump scares. The plot was good but was too much of a cliche to The Craft (1996). If you feel the urge to watch this movie, then you should watch it when there is nothing else to do. Little Witches is something that I will soon forget about because there is nothing in the movie that strikes me as interesting.

  • Little Witches Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 3
  • Overall Score: 3.39
  • IMDB: 3.6

About Little Witches 1996

Title: Little Witches
Year: 1996
Runtime: 90 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Score: 1.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 1.7/5 stars from 1,435 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 1,435
MPAA Rating: R
Little Witches Cast Starring: Clea DuVall, Jennifer Rubin, Zelda Rubinstein, Jack Nance, Eric Pierpoint, Cheri Rae Russell, Robin South, Matisha Baldwin, Mimi Rose, Sheeri Rappaport, Zoe Alexander, Lalaneya Hamilton, Melissa Taub, Tommy Stork, Sister Napolitano, Landon Hall, Constance Crossen, Erica Doering, Valerie Roberts
Little Witches Writers: Brian DiMuccio, Dino Vindeni
Little Witches Director: Jane Simpson
Production: A-Pix
Language: English, Latin
Country: USA, Canada