(Andrew Pleavin), warrior of Draeganoth, is sent by his dying king to retrieve Prince Malachi (Luke Goss), heir to the throne,
who's been on an extended tour of the continent for years. Accompanied by Erik's brother, Jason (Ed Speleers), they return
home, only to find the king dead and the kingdom desolate. A mysterious stranger appears with a book naming Witchcraft as
the cause with clues as to how to defeat the evil ones. The stranger leads the new king and his men on a journey to find the
Witches' hiding place, beginning a voyage packed with battle, betrayal, witchcraft and revelation.
WITCHVILLE is an entertaining fantasy action
adventure from director Pearry Teo. Some areas of the script could have
been improved like the join our quest or die moment in the film. Still
WITCHVILLE is quality above some of the schlock that airs on the SyFy channel even though it isn't the best that Pearry Teo
has to offer as a director (I recommend you check out GENE GENERATION and NECROMENTIA).
The film boasts some wonderful location filming in China. I
do wonder what would have improved the story if they allowed it to run longer into a longer film or mini-series. Sarah Douglas relishes her role as the Red Queen, but many will best know her for her genre
roles in SUPERMAN 2 and CONAN THE DESTROYER. Luke Goss plays it noble and
serious where I wonder his character would have been more likeable if he had more of journey to fall into a role of being
King after discovering his father has died.
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