Cassandra Macgrath, who made her horror debut in Wolf Creek sixteen years ago, is back in Witches of Blackwood, a new horror film set to hit theatres just in time for Halloween.
The picture will get a home entertainment release on September 7th, with a day-and-date DVD and Premium TVOD release, followed by a full digital release, according to New Era.
Witches of Blackwood are directed by Kate Whitbread, an Australian female filmmaker who has worked on a number of films including The Dustwalker, Life on Earth: Severance, Spirit of the Game, and Surviving Georgia.
Cassandra Margrath, noted for her roles in Wolf Creek, Scare Campaign, and The Dustwalker, stars in the film. It also stars John Voce, who has been in films such as Penelope, Pimp, and Crush, as well as Nicholas Denton, who has appeared in films such as Spirit of the Game and Glitch.
The plot of the movie is as such. Following the death of her mother, Claire played by Magrath. Returns to her birthplace, only to discover it is infested with witchcraft and shrouded by a mysterious gloom, steeped in rumours of a soul-stealing creature. A battle with a coven of witches is the only way for her to survive while she searches for the truth behind her mother’s death.
As every folk horror lover who enjoys ancient magic, long-forgotten traditions, and odd rituals involving twigs and animal masks knows, these stories frequently begin with an outsider visiting a group that quickly makes them feel unwelcome.
So begins Australia’s Witches of Blackwood, starring Cassandra Magrathas a lady whose return home is far more unsettling than she’d anticipated.
Witches of Blackwood, directed by Kate Whitbread and written by Darren Markey, also star John Voce and Nicholas Denton. It will be available on DVD and digitally on September 7.