on all counts. One question that always bugs me watching these (mind you, there are a few hundred of those questions) - why are the priests in these films using witchcraft to combat the evil presence? Is the sleaziness still present? Let's put it this way: Messy, slimy honey scene - that's all I'm going to say. 2/10.
How do I follow this up and where do I go from here? Well, I took on the 2nd biggest franchise (by films), so maybe I'll take on THE biggest with the 19-film Troublesome Nights Horror-Comedy franchise...
Ok, so I've come to the end of the journey of reviewing one of the longest running horror franchises and I wanted to wrap up proper with some stats and final thoughts. 16 films over 29 years. For me, it was a tale of two franchises - the first half of the films which played fairly straight and the second half which went more exploitative and sleazy. Some were fine to watch, while others were a chore to get through. Lol. In a strange way, I got really into the series, then there would be a turd, then another and another, then a decent one, then an ok one, then a turd. Would I recommend the series? I'll be honest and say no, unless you love ultra-low budget films.
The stories and scripts are weak, the acting is terrible and continuity is all over the place with plot holes and inconsistencies throughout. Bad music with dollar store effects. Now it’s time to wrap by ranking the series films:.
Witchcraft (1988) 6.5/10
Witchcraft IV: Virgin Heart (1992) 6/10
Witchcraft II: The Temptress (1990) 5.5/10
Witchcraft III: The Kiss of Death (1991) 5/10
Witchcraft XVI: Hollywood Coven (2017) 3.5/10
Witchcraft XIV: Angel of Death (2016) 3.5/10
Witchcraft 6: The Devil's Mistress (1994) 3.5/10
Witchcraft 13: Blood of the Chosen (2008) 3.5/10
Witchcraft VII: Judgement Hour (1995) 3/10
Witchcraft V: Dance With the Devil (1993) 3/10
Witchcraft XII: In the Lair of the Serpent (2002) 3/10
Witchcraft XV: Blood Rose (2016) 3/10
Witchcraft VIII: Salem's Ghost (1996) 2/10
Witchcraft XI: Sisters in Blood (2000) 1.5/10
Witchcraft IX: Bitter Flesh (1997) 1/10
Witchcraft X: Mistress of the Craft (1998) 0.5/10
The average rating for the franchise was 3.375/10. Lol.