Filmmaker Anna Biller (Viva) has created an uncannily faithful homage to the sexy horror films of the late ‘60s, complete with super-colorful palette, art direction, costuming, camera work, acting and story. Catnip for genre fans! Elaine (Samantha Robinson), a beautiful but lonely woman, arrives at a small California town where she finds the perfect gothic Victorian apartment. She tells the locals that she just lost her dear departed husband and is looking for the new man of her dreams. But she doesn’t tell them that her husband died from a spell she cast on him to make him love her. Elaine is a seductive and alluring young witch, adept at brewing potions, and few men can resist her. However, her spells work too well, leaving her with a string of hapless victims, arousing the local townsfolks’ suspicion. When she finally meets the perfect man—a handsome, square-jawed cop (Gian Keys) sent to investigate her—her desperation to be loved will drive her to the brink of insanity and murder. Celebrating garishly high style, The Love Witch explores female fantasy and the repercussions of pathological narcissism.
Landmark Presents an Exclusive Filmmaker Letter from writer/director Anna Biller