31 Days Of Horror - All Of Them Witches (1996)

Also Known As:

  • Sobrenatural (Supernatural)

Dolores (Susana Zabaleta) is distraught after her best friend is murdered in their apartment building.  Her husband, Andres (Alejandro Tommasi), advises her against leaving the apartment while he's at work and presses her to start seeing a psychiatrist.  Strange occurrences lead her to believe her husband doesn't have her best interest in mind though.

More than similar paranoia-themed movies, Dolores doesn't seem like a sane woman who has been overtaken by a conspiracy.  There are definitely strange happenings going on around her, but she's so unstable that sometimes you'll suspect she's doing more harm than anyone else.  All Of Them Witches does a good job of keeping you guessing without getting too confusing.

The movie also won awards for its cinematography.  The film uses artistic angles and techniques to up the disorienting nature of the story.  It's enough to give it a unique flair, but not overdone to the point where it's obnoxious.  Zabaleta also gives a great performance.  Her body movements and delivery accentuate the unpredictable nature of her character who can go from playful to traumatized and back again as easy as flicking a switch.  The movie isn't the greatest narrative or absolutely perfect visually, but it has enough going on in both categories that it was enjoyable and creepy.

Rating:

Movie: 4/5

Scary: 3/5

Creepy: 3/5