SLASHER MONTH: Witchouse (1999)

Witchouse is the kind of movie that I’d compromise with any girl I dated in 1999. The video store was closing, she wouldn’t watch a foreign film and it seemed like something close enough to what she wanted and that I could stomach. It is a film of, there’s that word again, compromise.

It’s directed by David DeCoteau, whose movies are either somewhat inspired silliness like Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-A-Rama or beefcake disguised as horror like Bigfoot vs. D.B. Cooper or holiday movies. And oh yeah — A Talking Cat!?!

May Day 1998. Elizabeth Lafay — no relation to Abigail — has brought together the descendants of those that stopped her murderous Aunt Lilith by burning her at the stake three hundred years ago for a murderous party.

One of the party-goers is Janet, who is played by Charlie Sheen’s ex-wife (and friend to Paris Hilton) Brooke Mueller.

Filmed back to back with Retro Puppet Master, this is a Full Moon kind of movie, if you know what I’m saying and I think you do. That also means that there are two more in the series, if there wasn’t enough witch or house or witchouse here for you. It’s also kind of, sort of another installment of Night of the Demons if you were hoping for a third installment, filled with stock characters including one Linnea Quigley-ish lady who carries a guitar everywhere she goes so that we know she loves to rock and roll.

You can watch this on Tubi.

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