director David DeCoteau
“Well I believe in all kinds of kooky shit.”
If you like your sleaze sleazy or your gore gory, David DeCocteau may not be your guy. I guess I’m still trying to find that sweet spot for which DeCocteau holds with some folks. Witchouse may be the closest I’ve come yet to understanding.
And I’m still not quite sure why.
Witchouse adheres to a formula not terribly unlike Totem (also 1999), which I also recently watched. A bunch of young folks meet up in a location (here it’s a mansion of sorts, in Totem it was a cabin in the woods). They are quickly sketched types, not even really caricatures, and then horror stuff starts happening. In Totem it was evil creatures. Here, it’s a vengeful witch.
But in Witchouse, it’s all a bit better. I don’t exactly know why, but it is.
I continue to explore.