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The Incantation (film review)

Film: The Incantation
Year: 2018
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Directed By: Jude S. Walko
Starring: Dean Cain, Sam Valentine, Jude S. Walko
About: A young American girl has a chance of a lifetime to visit her ancestors castle in the south of France, only to find that her family is hiding deep, dark secrets about their nefarious past, far away from prying eyes.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EARmKIxjxQ&t=82s

My Review:
Having been contacted by Jude himself about this movie I was rather surprised but excited to review The Incantation which comes out in America later this month. Having only seen the trailer I was not sure what to expect but glad I gave this a watch.

The film is about a girl from America who moves to her families castle in France and is met by a vicar who tells her the rules of the household with three rules: no going upstairs, no uninvited guests and keeping decorum. As she stays however she starts getting nightmares about a young girl who she starts seeing throughout her days as well and after having found a book of dark magic starts to see more things that make her question where she is staying. With a love interest added in will all go her way or will the dark magic get to her.

I found that this movie was a great independent film and as the first film in which Jude S. Walko has written I thought that it was very well done and a film which deserves a lot of praise. I thought that the film was one that gave a lot of mystery till the very end and made me question what I had seen at the very end of the film which was not something that I was expecting but a great surprise. With the camera angles were also well shot and did keep me wanting more which was something I really liked especially as an independent movie. 

I did find that some of the acting was a little just going through the actions for me but overall it was well acted and kept me watching. The main character kept losing her belongings however and this rather annoyed me as it seemed in every scene she was losing something and I just wanted to scream at her to start picking up her bag, phone and jacket. J.P the love interest didn't really seem to be all that into the girl from the acting and made me lose interest in him rather quickly but I am glad that he was relevant to the movie as a whole.

Overall, this was a great movie and for the debut of Jude S. Walko one that I am excited to see more of and how he grows as a writer as this movie was a great watch though minor annoyances to myself. I would highly recommend this movie to those who are fans of independent movies and horror films with a great twist at the end. This is a film I was privileged to review and I can't wait to see it again.

My Rating: 4/5 

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Comments

  1. The pub scene was rather awful especially the music and her not being drunk as much as she drank and then vomited which was way too much for being on a date.

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    1. She did get left at the place however so could have been why she got more drunk than she should have been. Also people can handle different levels of alcohol so I see no problem with the amount she drank which made her sick.

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  2. I enjoyed this review. Would you consider reviewing Tonia Carrier's debut feature film, Bailiwick?

    Bailiwick youtube link
    https://youtu.be/2sOiZiLQ_Lc

    Tonia L. Carrier's IMDB page
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3495508/?ref_=tt_cl_t3

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    1. I will give it a watch over the weekend and get a review up for this in the next week. Thank you for the suggestion

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