Momentum Pictures has released the official Witch Hunt trailer for the upcoming supernatural thriller film, starring Gideon Adlon (The Society), and Abigail Cowen (Fate: The Winx Saga) as teenage witches who are on the run from the government. Both of them have already portrayed witch characters before, with Adlon in last year’s The Craft: Legacy film and Cowen in Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
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Witch Hunt is written and directed by Elle Callahan (Head Count), who previously worked on superhero films including Wonder Woman and Ant-Man as part of their production teams. The Rated-R film stars Gideon Adlon as Claire, Abigail Cowen as Fiona, Christian Camargo as Detective Hawthorne, and Elizabeth Mitchell as Martha Goode.
“In a modern America where magic is real and witches are persecuted by US authorities, teenager Claire and her family are part of an intricate network that helps these women escape across the border to seek asylum in Mexico,” reads the official synopsis. “However, when their mode of transport is disrupted by federal witch hunters, trouble befalls the family as they struggle to hide two young witches within the walls of their home. As witch hunters close in and strange magic begins haunting the family, Claire discovers that she may have more in common with these witches than she could have ever imagined.”
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Witch Hunt had its world premiere earlier this year at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival. It is currently slated to arrive in theaters and on VOD on Friday, October 1.