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Night of the Witch

It's 1989 and there's a horrid legend. A tale of a Maddy Martha the evil witch who comes out on Hallows Eve to kill those who party and sin. Throwing caution and lore against the wind, a group of young adults decide to throw a Halloween bash. One by one they are killed by a masked murderer until only a few remain. Is the slayer of teens really the witch of legend or a psycho with an agenda? One thing is for sure...this is the Night of the Witch!

  • Jesse James Hennessy
    Mr. Dark: Field of Screams, Love Potion 89, Deadline
  • Jesse James Hennessy
    Mr. Dark: Field of Screams, Love Potion 89, Deadline
  • Jesse James Hennessy
    Mr. Dark: Field of Screams, Love Potion 89, Deadline
  • Tonya Ballman
    Key Cast
    Cam Fusion
  • Shannon Stroup
    Key Cast
    "Maddy Martha "
    The Garageland Chronicles, Moon Knight
  • John Reddy
    Key Cast
    Home Sweet Home, Hunting Caine
  • Jason A. Young
    Key Cast
    "Jim Bob"
    Mr. Dark: Field of Screams, Waking Lazarus,
  • Chris Hansen
    Key Cast
    Z Nation
  • Emily Butler
    Key Cast
    "Lisa Wiliams"
    Mr. Dark: Field of Screams, Deadline
  • Mikyla Bordner
    Key Cast
    A Zombie Christmas
  • Kendall Franklin
    Key Cast
    Night of the Witch
  • Tyler Jacob Lucas
    Key Cast
    Night of the Witch
  • Jade Warpenburg
    Director of Photography
    Z Nation, Lifeline, Different Drummers
  • Trevin Spencer
    Director of Photography
    Mr. Dark: Field of Screams, Waking Lazarus, Escaping Christmas
  • Tresa Black
    Witch Design/Makeup/FX
    Final Blow, Deadline
  • Amy Calkins
    Special/Practicle Effects (Blood n Gore)
    Mr. Dark, The Garageland Chronicles, Game Camera
  • Shweta Bangaloree
    Costume and Wardobe
    Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, The Lovers
  • Tonya Ballman
    Score Composer
    Mr. Dark: Field of Screams, Before I Open My Eyes, The Garageland Chronicles,
  • Jesse James Hennessy
    Sound Designer
    Mr. Dark: Field of Scream, Love Potion 89, Deadline
  • Amy Calkins
    Visual Effects Supervisor
    Mr. Dark, The Garageland Chronicles, Game Camera
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Horror, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 27, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    7,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Canon C500, Sony PXW FS7 Mark 2
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Crypticon
    Seattle, WA
    United States
    August 27, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Sin City Horror Fest
    Las Vegas
    United States
    October 24, 2020
    Best Score
  • S.O.S Indie Horror Film Fest
    Wheelersburg, OH
    United States
    October 17, 2020
    Best Short Film, Best Cinematography, Best Director
  • The Thing in the Basement Horror Fest

    United States
    October 16, 2020
    Best Short Film, Best Score/Sound Design, Best SFX
  • Tabloid Witch Awards
    Santa Monica, CA
    United States
    October 2, 2020
    Best Make-Up Effects
  • Creepy Tree Film Festival

    United States
    November 20, 2020
    Best Creepy Comedy
  • Northern Frights Festival
    October 17, 2020
    Best Gore, Best Soundtrack
Director Biography - Jesse James Hennessy

Jesse James Hennessy, a writer, director, and editor, was born on May 9, 1980 in Grafton ND. Ever since his parents rented him a VHS camcorder over rad summer weekends back in the 80's he has been making movies. He fell in love with horror flicks ever since he saw Evil Dead 2 and knew that he wanted to make some killer horror films of his own.

On set, Jesse surrounds himself with talented and genuine people while creating a positive, productive, and fun atmosphere that allows the best work possible to be made.

Jesse, now residing in Spokane, WA is a regular in local and international film contests with great acclaim. His current projects include Night of the Witch, Mr. Dark Webseries, and many other films in the pipeline. All of which he is Writer, Director, and Editor.

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Director Statement

Night of the Witch is a successfully crowdfunded short horror/ comedy flick filled to the brim with 80's radness!

A few years ago we launched a Indiegogo campaign to fund a feature length film for Night of the Witch. We didn't reach our goal, but we did raise enough to make a killer short film.

We are all super proud of what we made and hope audiences enjoy it in the festival circuit!