Eyeball Treat: Witching and Bitching (2013)
Original Title:Las brujas de Zugarramurdi
First Time View? YES!
The Meat of It: Women are bitches. Sometimes they're witches.
Warning: Since this is a fairly new movie, I've tried not to include too many spoilers. But really, this movie is kickass. You should just go watch it.
Here are five things I love about Witching & Bitching:
1. The Opening Action Sequence:
A bunch of mascots/street performers including Spongebob, Green Army Guy, Silver Jesus and his 10 year old son, rob a Cash 4 Gold type store. This scene is gorgeous and funny and action packed. And the imagery is fantastic!
Also, is it weird that I was crushing on Silver Jesus? Because I was.
2. The Bathroom Scenes:
Oh, holy hell. Maybe I'm just a spoiled American, but take away that eyeball in the toilet hole and the hand....even clean that place up and make that bathroom shine...and I'm still terrified of and confused by these toilets. I realize that squatting is a perfectly acceptable way to take care of business but I think I'd rather do it in the bushes than over some weird drain in the floor or that sink looking thing.
3. Javier Botet
I love this guy. Botet is a unique actor in that he has a disorder called marfan syndrome that accounts for his gaunt appearance and contortion abilities. But it's not just the way he looks and moves that impresses me. He's just a really good actor. In Witching and Bitching he is spot on in a performance that is both amusing and creepy.
For more Botet, check out this incredible test footage for the movie Mama.
4. Macarena Gomez
I just find her mesmerizing. I've been a Macarena Gomez fan ever since Dagon.
|As Uxía Cambarro in Dagon.|
5. Carolina Bang
Not only does she have an awesome name and is married to the director (Alex de la Iglesia) but she plays a bitchin' babe. And the side of her head is shaved. It's incredibly hot. Sure her character is a little emotionally unstable, but you would be, too, if you were raised in a man-hating coven.
I really enjoyed this flick. It was strange, hilarious, gruesome, and expertly shot. Most of all, it's highly entertaining! I definitely recommend it!
Until next time...
Lady Terminator AKA Erika Instead