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Trailer and poster for “BACKCOUNTRY” director’s “PYEWACKET” emerge from the woods

Thursday, February 22, 2018 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Writer/director Adam MacDonald, who took a couple on a camping trip from hell in BACKCOUNTRY, now draws supernatural evil out of the forest in PYEWACKET, opening next month. Read on to check out the trailer and poster.

PYEWACKET is coming to select theaters, VOD and digital platforms March 23 from IFC Midnight. Nicole Muñoz, THE WALKING DEAD’s Laurie Holden, Chloe Rose, Eric Osborne and Bianca Melchior (in the title role) star, with makeup effects designed by David Scott (THE BLACKCOAT’S DAUGHTER, ANTIBIRTH). The synopsis: “Teenage Leah [Muñoz] finds solace from the recent death of her father—and from her strained relationship with her mother [Holden]—by dabbling in the dark arts. It all seems like harmless fun at first, until a blowout argument leads Leah to do the unthinkable: put a death curse on her mother. No sooner has the girl performed the ritual than she regrets it. But it may be too late, as an evil presence known as Pyewacket begins to make itself known—and threatens to destroy both mother and daughter.”

See our interview with MacDonald about PYEWACKET here.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.