Season of the Witch
Flat and Lifeless
This isn't the Nicolas Cage laugh-fest you would expect it would be. It is competently made and the period setting and special effects are actually above average. The film's main problem is that it is, at heart, lifeless. The characters go through a series of adventures on their quest, but there's really no connection to the characters, which results in a series of flat action sequences. The exorcism finale has its moments, but it can't touch the terror that is better horror films. As a whole, with a better script and director at its helm, it could have been interesting, but, as it is, it's a listless and muddy period horror film.