Pyewacket sounds like a character from Pokemon Go, but it’s actually the title of a new horror movie arriving in theaters and VOD on March 23rd, courtesy of the good folks at IFC Midnight. Part Scream, part Blair Witch Project, it mixes teen horror tropes with serious supernatural thrills. So, what exactly is Pyewacket? Find out for yourself in the trailer below.
Official Synopsis: When you’re dealing with demons, be careful what you wish for… In this ultra-unsettling occult nightmare, teenage Leah (Nicole Muñoz) finds solace from the recent death of her father—and from her strained relationship with her mother (Laurie Holden)—by dabbling in the dark arts. It all seems like harmless fun at first, until a blow out 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.
Pyewacket is written and directed by Adam MacDonald and stars Nicole Muñoz, Laurie Holden, and Chloe Rose.