Despite the worrisome numerals in the title, the idea of a thriller called WITCHCRAFT does conjure up hopes of eerie fun, of movies that touch deep-seated desires and fears more upscale films can't or won't approach. Don't get your hopes too high; WITCHCRAFT III is no SUSPIRIA.
Louis (Domonic Luciano), a demon of sorts, picks up attractive women and seduces them, then, eyes glowing, sucks their life forces out with a kiss. He travels around with Roxy (Leana Hall), an enamored cohort, whom he kisses back to life when it suits him. On one of his forays, Louis meets a young
lawyer, William Spanner (Charles Solomon), who has been trying to prove the innocence of Ruben Carter (Ahmad Reese) in a murder trial (boxing and Dylan fans, note the character's name!) with the help of the strange Reverend Jondular (William L. Baker). Their foe is the bitchy and ambitious
prosecuting attorney, Vivian Hill (Nicole Lauren).
Meanwhile, Spanner's girlfriend Charlotte (Lisa Toothman) is trying to improve her relationship with him, but he refuses to open up about intimate subjects, namely his parents. One day, Louis and Roxy encourage Spanner to chew Vivian out, so he goes to her car and berates her until she gets out,
at which point she's hit by Louis and Roxy, conveniently driving Spanner's car. They instruct the shaken Spanner to go home and he complies. The next day, Charlotte finds Louis in her home. He flirts with her, and though she initially rejects him, she's just about to succumb when Spanner walks in
and forces Louis out. But not before Louis informs him that Vivian's dead, that he and Roxy buried her.
Spanner opens up to Charlotte about all this and, understandably worried about Louis, sends her to her father's. Jondular tells Spanner what's really going on. He shows him Vivian's murder in his magic staff, and instructs Spanner to use his own supernatural powers, inherited from his warlock
father. Spanner is terrified and refuses. He goes home, dreams about Charlotte and Louis in the shower together, and awakens to find Louis and Hall taking Charlotte's clothes. Louis beats him up, and Spanner realizes he needs to seek out Jondular. But when he does, he finds the Reverend's been
murdered. He takes the magic staff, sees in it that Charlotte has come home, and finds Louis and Roxy having sex in their bed. Louis promptly makes another play for Charlotte. Roxy complains jealously, so Louis gives her the Kiss, and shuts her up, and forces Charlotte onto the bed. By the time
Spanner arrives, she has become Louis's. Spanner kills Louis with the magic staff. Charlotte dies, but Spanner awakens her with a kiss. They bury the villains, but Louis digs himself out of his grave and tries to pull Charlotte down. In response, Spanner stabs him in the heart with the staff.
Finally accepting his inherited powers, he takes Charlotte by the hand and walks away. (Violence, sexual situations, nudity.)
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- Released: 1991
- Rating: R
- Review: Despite the worrisome numerals in the title, the idea of a thriller called WITCHCRAFT does conjure up hopes of eerie fun, of movies that touch deep-seated desires and fears more upscale films can't or won't approach. Don't get your hopes too high; WITCHCRA… (more)