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A sexy siren seduces men to death in "The Love Witch," a campy candy-colored valentine to exploitation horror movies.

Raven-haired Elaine (Samantha Robinson) arrives in a new town, determined to find a man to love her, even if she has to use her recently acquired skills as a witch to do it. Leaving behind a trail of victims, she ultimately sets her sights on Griff (Gian Keys), the police detective who's investigating the deaths of her former lovers.

Director Anna Biller — who also wrote, produced, edited, wrote the songs and designed the sets and costumes — exhibits a fondness for sex-filled '60s horror and bathes every frame in her kitschy Technicolor dreamscape. The results are wildly over-the-top, in a "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls"-meets-"Dark Shadows" kind of way, but Biller's commitment to her vision is weirdly endearing.

'The Love Witch'

Opening Friday, Nov. 18, at the Tower Theatre; not rated, but probably R for nudity, sexuality, violence and language; 120 minutes.