A family finds that the refrigerator in their kitchen is a gateway to Hell, and they must battle a witch.
A family finds that the refrigerator in their kitchen is a gateway to Hell, and they must battle a witch.
"The sooner he's gone, the sooner I can concentrate on being a nasty bitch!" YEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!!♥!!!!♥!!!!!♥!!!!!♥!!!! I love feeling represented in film, so whenever I see cranky witches who hate everybody, a single tear escapes my eye and caresses my cheek, stopping at the crease of my smile. #blessed
So much quotable dialogue, so many great characters, so many refrigerator demons, so much Aqua Net used on perfectly teased bangs, The Witching was the best 60 minutes of my week.
If I had any criticism of this Todd Sheets-produced project, it would be that the annoying/spaz friend should have remained a frog.
Now, I'll leave you with this final quote - "Let's make like a baby and head out."
“Let's make like a baby and head out!”
This is top tier SOV Horror. Refrigerator gateway to hell, Rocker slacker lead, nerd friend, veteran conspiracy UFO gun toter, Pazuzu configuration, evil witches, senile gramma with corns and a dead dog, refridgerator demons, a pizza delivery girl packing a .357 magnum, "Let's Scare Crazy Fat Ethel to Death” staring William Shatner/Morgan Fairchild/Erik Estrada, demons coming out of TVs, and the coolest little imp Puppet demon named ‘skully’.
It’s only an hour and consistently entertaining throughout with that Todd Sheets produced charm (he’s ALL OVER this) and directed by the writer of many David DeCoteau jams (plus some work with J.R. Bookwalter). This ones a winner and it’s a total fucking blast—might…
Hexxennacht Pizza Party! If u want sub-Ghoulies, sub-Garbage Pail Thrash-Green-Glowing SOV Mall-Hair Witchez From Other Dimensions Up From Yr. Fridge To Delight And Terrorize On This Or Any Other Major Holiday, The Witching has come to fulfill the Ancient Prophecy Of Dumb Home-made Witch-tastic Horror Comedy To End All Dumb Home-made Witch-tastic Horror Comedy except that it didn't. Not in its time and not in ours. (Thank The Goddess! Praise Be Unto Her!) That is ok, though. Special Notes of Appreciation go to Veronica Orr as Morgana Of Oberon, Queen Of Witches, who is one of the best 90's Witches Ever! Clearly ecstatic to pull off some righteous Party City Margaret Hamilton rips, even when ordering snot-faced hellions around or…
Top of it's class. Authentic representation of teenage rebellion with believable/likable adult figures who very much remind me of my Grandparent's friends from the VFW. Washed out in shades of neon lavender/rose/electric doodle bear/hot violet/pastel kaleidoscopic rainbows that remind me of plastic objects made specifically for me.
Perfectly coiffed living room, untouched since the late 70's. All of the style and grace of Sorority Babes in the Dance-A-Thon of Death, but for the boys. Go into the green flower refrigerator hallway and meet the Queen of the Witches and her army of Mutant Pizzaface Trologs . Hardy Boys meets Ghost Writer meets Little Monsters and with Todd Sheets finger prints all over it.
*Spills Hot Dog* "Oh no, I got…
A true fairy tale of shot on video madness. The Witching is a non stop adventure filled with delightful characters, fun practical FX and endless imagination and ambition. Magical fridge worlds, ghastly witches, creepy dwarfs, a hilarious frog transformation, and a boat load of supernatural shennanigans. And everything comes atcha through the lens of a low budget home video! Giddy up!
Although some of the characters get a little annoying after awhile you can't deny the endless charm here. Not too far off from a fun movie made with close friends and a few costumes and puppets. Everyone acts their little hearts out and you can tell they had a blast making this. Fun for daze.
Hooooey that was fun! Zany SOV horror with tons of imaginative ideas, eccentric characters and a plethora of shennanigans all captured within a short run time of 60 minutes!
Stewart and his nerdy friend are left at home to look after his grandma and her dead dog (The dog is definitely a stuffed animal hilarious!). Stewart finds some book and recites a passage (did he say farfignugen at one point?? Haha!) The book unleashes an alternate dimension of evil...located in the refrigerator. So what does Stewart and nerdlinger do? Seal the refrigerator closed obviiiiiii.
It doesn't take long for various evil creations to leak out of the fridge accompanied by an ominous green fog. Witches, wolf creatures, goblins, zombies, you…
SOV z-grade horror/comedy that is way more entertaining that it should be!
2 friends are left to take care of grandma when their parents have gone out for the night. The 2 buds discover an evil witch and two minions in their fridge, so they lock it up and try to figure out what to do. A slow seeping evil presence seeps into their lives, but not before their pizza shows up!
At times it felt like a more intentionally funny Spookies, at others I legit thought "Damn am I watching that grade 12 video project I did?"
The acting, video quality, sound, etc are all absolutely trassssshhhhhh.
What keeps it all together though is the unwavering commitment of every…
the most entertaining todd sheets flick ive seen. less gory than GOBLIN but a lot more fun. heavy decoteau vibes (him & fred olen ray both get thanked in the credits). most of the jokes are abbott & costello/bibleman-level groaners but this movie has a loony, creepy, dreamlike energy & gleeful desire to entertain in every dumb scene. an unexpected ref to "crazy fat ethel" was one of the best surprises ive got lately. this is top-shelf SOV bad taste, highly recommended.
3.2, huh Letterboxd? Okay, no shame from me, lord knows I like some crap. I'm just glad I got through this, even if it took two sittings for an hour runtime. This is the worst kind of bad movie; the kind that thinks it's funny. This was clearly made for the people involved and not the audience. You can't even laugh at it because that's what it WANTS you to do! Dammit!!
If you've seen Redneck Zombies (and I mean who hasn't, right?) it reminded me a little of that tone-wise. Not the hillbilly stuff, or the zombies, or the gore... wait where was I going with this? Right, the "comic" "relief" pop culture reference spouting guy you want to…
Todd Sheets didn't direct this one but his influence is felt ALL OVER IT and for that I am truly thankful.
Matthew Jason Walsh was the director on this picture, and happens to also be the writer of many David DeCoteau classics such as Naked Instinct, The Killer Eye, Witchouse, Voodoo Academy, and the first four Brotherhood movies as well as wearing many different hats on a bunch of J.R. Bookwalter flicks from the '90s.
The cast is almost entirely made up of familiar faces to anyone familiar with Todd Sheets' work and I kind of love this troupe of weirdos he had around him in the late 80's/early 90's. In this one an ungrateful rock and roller has to…
#8 - Film where J.R Bookwalter is Credited
There are no stars in the sky for they are all in this movie: Matthew Jason Walsh (The weeny lead of KINGDOM OF THE VAMPIRES and CITY OF THE VAMPIRES) writes and directs this hour-long shot-in-one-house epic that's produced by Todd Sheets (auteur of 493043 SOV pictures) and edited by J.R Bookwalter (under the name Dennis Squatpump!)
One night, two brothers discover their refrigerator is a portal to hell and there's a demon lady that's about to take over the earth! It's up to our two heroes, along with their grandma, a young witch who reads her lines off cue-cards, a stripper pizza delivery…
Director Matthew Jason Walsh (credited here as Eric Black), is chiefly a screenwriter, who co-wrote Zombie Cop and Kingdom of the Vampire with J.R. Bookwalter before joining up with David DeCoteau and writing at least two-dozen scripts for him. DeCoteau gets a “special thanks” at the end of the film, as do Fred Olen Ray, Jesus Christ, and Satan himself. Todd Sheets shot The Witching and is one of its many producers, and the cast is stuffed with his regular players. Bookwalter edited the film, which is surprising considering how disjointed and ragged the film is, considering the relative slickness of The Dead Next Door from a few years earlier. The thrash soundtrack is a feature, including songs from “Diamond”…
honestly? not that bad. yeah sometimes my attention wandered and a lot of the lines sounded like they were being fed to them one word at a time, but it was pretty fun to watch
UFOs took my wife too
Half a star for a couple of funny one-liners.
Another half a star for the sheer gall of making this available to the public.
This is terrible by any objective metric. It looks like something done by high school students, their friends and family members, but it's kinda funny because of it.
Had me at “I brought Parcheesi!”
Some good old shot on video horror goodness, not a perfect movie but literally no SOV video is. And thats why I love them, there's something beautiful about their imperfections.
Left at home to take care of his grandmother while his parents attend a one-woman off-Broadway performance of Evita, a suburban teenager and his dweeb friend find an old journal, read an incantation, and loose an ancient witch from her binding.
Opening with low-powered heavy metal over grainy green credits, this SOV quickie is loaded with light jokes (“This belonged to my great ancestor, Goodman Benny,”) and references to other movies. The actors give goofy but enthusiastic performances, with the queen of the witches in particular going for gusto. The witch’s daughter is the weakest point, with her most dramatic lines delivered in a near-monotone mumble.
A bad-ass pizza delivery woman, on the other hand, is a highlight, and the…
Honestly I'd have been pretty hyped for Bonnie Franklin's off broadway one woman production of Evita too.
A nice little SOV love letter to like every horror movie ever. As is usually the case with SOV shit, it’s got a lot of heart so I back it and recommend it 100%!
Lighthearted shot-on-VHS flick about magicians dueling over a portal to hell that's just opened in some suburban household's refrigerator. DIY audacity and a confident handle on the characters by an amateur cast ensure this briskly paced fantasy/horror goof is at least worth your time.
I appreciate the ultra-low-budget shot-on-VHS moxy on display here, but...it's really bad.
Why don't you shove a broomstick up your ass!?
Been there, done that.
Decent for a shoestring budget b-movie.
Great for the kids. This should be seen more, and it sucks it won’t be... There’s plenty of talent to beheld here.
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