Filmmaker Chris Morrissey’s Trick of the Witch spent several successful years making rounds at film festivals worldwide. The film also earned a Los Angeles and New York theatrical tour. Now, this supernatural horror flick will debut on Morrisey’s official YouTube channel for FREE for a limited time!
Trick of the Witch finds a group of fashion models fighting a witchcraft curse during a photoshoot. The film premiered in 2010 at the New York International Independent Film Festival and won awards for Best Horror Film and the Audience Award. It also went on to win Best Horror Film at the Golden Indie Movie Awards in 2012. The film recently screened and won awards for Best Actress, Director’s Spotlight, and the Audience Award at the 2016 RIP Horror Festival and screened along with Morrissey’s most recent feature film Heavy Makeup at the historic Los Feliz 3 Cinemas in Los Angeles. Since the film’s debut in 2010, it has gained quite a cult following.
Trick of the Witch stars Share Cherrie (Hollywood Babydoll, Superstar Female Serial Killer), Owen Alabado (Shameless), Rebecca Da Costa (The Bag Man, Wild Oats), Suzy Cote (TV’s CSI, The Guardian), and Gia Franzia (L.A., I Hate You, Special dEaD). In addition to directing the film, Morrisey also penned the script.
“Watching movies in theaters is a huge passion of mine,” says Morrissey. “I’ve held off releasing all of my films on DVD and Blu-Ray over the years because I really wanted people to cherish that theater experience. I was working on scheduling a new double-feature theatrical screening tour of both Trick of the Witch and Heavy Makeup at the start of 2020 and then the pandemic hit. Everything I planned got put on hold indefinitely as all of the cinemas sadly closed. I used to watch movies practically every single day in theaters, but during quarantine, I began to watch movies at home and actually started to enjoy it. Things are now starting to slowly re-open but not everyone is able to return to theaters just yet. It feels too early to resume a full-blown in-person screening tour right now. As a special treat, I really wanted to give people a chance to watch the film until everyone feels comfortable going back to theaters.”
The film will remain on Morrissey’s YouTube Channel until October 31st, then will be removed to resume plans for a 2022 cinema and drive-in tour. So get to watching!