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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.