The Witch: Subversion review by Bobby Blakey
Well Go USA continues to bring the best of Asian cinema to the US. While the martial arts epics are front and center, they bring all sorts of films including horror, comedy and dramas. The latest, The Witch: Subversion looks to bring the action and possible drama/intrigue to the mix and stars newcomer Kim Da-mi and Choi Woo-shik who recently starred in Parasite with I Saw The Devil director Park Hoon-jung at the helm.
The Witch: Subversion follows Ja-yoon who escaped from a secret government facility10 years ago in the midst of an inexplicable incident. An old couple finds her alone near death in the woods and takes her in even though she has no memory of who she is or how she got there. She grows up to be a bright high school student and enters a nationally televised audition program to win the top prize and help her struggling family. But as soon as she appears on TV, strange people start appearing in her life and Ja-yoon falls into turmoil as her seemingly ordinary life turns upside down in a blink of an eye.
I knew nothing about this film going in, but it looked as though it was going to be a bloody good time. To my surprise there is a lot less action here than I