Keen to harness real-world issues through her art, writer-director Elle Callahan’s sophomore feature film, Witch Hunt, is a celebration of her lifelong interest in magic and a manifestation of the way she sees the world today; most notably, her frustration over the fact that “witches” are so often depicted as villains.
Penned by Callahan and starring Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost”, The Purge: Election Year), Gideon Adlon (The Craft: Legacy), Abigail Cowen (“Stranger Things”, “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”), and Christian Camargo (“Dexter”, “Penny Dreadful”), Witch Hunt takes place in an alternate modern-day America where witches live among us but witchcraft is illegal. Amidst the turmoil, Claire (Adlon), a sheltered teenager, must face her own demons and prejudices as she helps two young witches evade law enforcement and cross the southern border to asylum in Mexico.
WITCH HUNT is currently available in theatres, on digital and on demand, and SCREAM caught up with Elizabeth Mitchell who discussed playing a struggling widowed mother of three who take in young witches to avoid law enforcement before going on to provide some insight into her upcoming Netflix vampire series, “First Kill”.
Words: Howard Gorman