After the death of her husband, the beautiful Elaine (Samantha Robinson) begins life anew as a witch in order to find the perfect man to love her. However; her potions and spells work too well, leaving a string of victims her—and she’s driven to the brink of insanity (and murder) when she eventually meets the man of her dreams.
Falsely labelled as an emulation of ’60s sexploitation horror films, The Love Witch (dir. Anna Biller) is a stunning tribute to the technicolour thrillers of the era with a delightfully feminist twist. It’s a richly authentic homage that manages to perfectly reflect the aesthetics of the period whilst using aspects of nudity, sex, and the Male Gaze, to explore the notion of female fantasy; which results in a sumptuous highlighting of everything that was great (stylistically) and an underlining of everything wrong with the sexploitation genre.