‘Witch Hunt’ Trailer: Gideon Adlon Protects Teen Witches Hunted By The Government

The Bureau of Witchcraft Investigations. It sounds like something ripped straight out of a Guillermo Del Toro movie or something. But in Elle Callahan’s modern cautionary tale Witch Hunt, it’s a branch of the government responsible for tracking down “suspicious activity”, which inevitably leads to young women displaying dangerous, magical powers that must be contained.

A real standout film at SXSW earlier this year, Witch Hunt stars Gideon Adlon, no stranger to the topic of occult teens thanks to her role in The Craft: Legacy. She plays Claire, a teen whose mother (Lost star Elizabeth Mitchell and a personal favorite) is part of an intricate underground network that keeps these endangered women safe. Claire doesn’t approve but may have to set aside her own beliefs to protect girls her own age who may not even understand these powers at their disposal.

Also in the cast are Abigail Cowen (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Echo Campbell, and Christian Camargo (The Hurt Locker).

Witch Hunt hits theaters and VOD on October 1st.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.