Director: Sergey Bodrov
Writer: Charles Leavitt (screenplay), Steven Knight (screenplay), Matt Greenberg (screen story), Joseph Delaney (novel)
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander
Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Released: 6 Feb 2015
Synopsis: The hunter of supernatural creatures Master Gregory traps the queen of the witches Mother Malkin is a pit on the top of a mountain. Years later, she escapes from the pit and Master Gregory and his apprentice Mr. Bradley hunt her down. However Mother Malkin kills Mr. Bradley and flees to a derelict castle that she restores with magic. She meets her sister Bony Lizzie and her niece Alice and plans to destroy Master Gregory to begin her kingdom of evil. Meanwhile the old hunter recruits the naive farmer Tom Ward, who is the seventh son of the seventh son of the Ward family, to team up with him and his partner Tusk to hunt down Mother Malkin. Tom’s mother, who is secretly a good witch, gives a necklace with a magic stone to protect him. They head to the village where Tom meets Alice and falls in love with her. But what is the true intention of Alice? Will they succeed in destroying the powerful Mother Malkin?
John Gregory, who is a seventh son of a seventh son and also the local spook, has protected his country from witches, boggarts, ghouls and all manner of things that go bump in the night. However John is not young anymore, and has been seeking an apprentice to carry on his trade. Most have failed to survive. The last hope is a young farmer’s son named Thomas Ward. Will he survive the training to become the spook that so many others couldn’t? Should he trust the girl with pointy shoes? How can Thomas stand a chance against Mother Malkin, the most dangerous witch in the county?
The evil witch Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore) is imprisoned in a chamber by the town’s Spook (fighter of evil creatures and spirits), Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges). After much time has passed, Malkin morphs into her beastly form and breaks free from her confinement in anticipation of the Red Moon.
Gregory’s apprentice Billy Bradley (Kit Harington) finds Gregory in a tavern. The bells have rung to summon Gregory for help. Billy calls upon him, but the man refuses to leave. Another man attempts to make Gregory go out and help, but Gregory fights the man and takes him down without spilling his drink. Gregory then follows Billy to the home of a small girl that appears to be possessed. Gregory confronts the child and hears her speak in a demonic voice, letting him know that Malkin has come back and is ready to face him again.