#AmishWitches: The True Story of Holmes County – Review

Amish Witches: The True Story of Holmes County – Lifetime – 2 hours and 2 minutes

Amish Witches: The True Story of Holmes County

A small sect of Schwartzentruber Amish women (Ester, Ruthie, Katie Ann, and Iva) decided to let a camera crew film them to document their lives. The crew consist of Conor (Producer), A.J. (Production Assistant), Dave (Audio Engineer), and Will (Camera Man). Once the crew arrives, they are quickly met and somewhat welcomed. But production is halted when the grandmother of Katie Ann dies. The grandmother was shunned because she was a Brauchau, an Amish witch, and will not be buried on consecrated in a white dress. She was buried in black and no one attended … not even the bishop. After the burial, strange events happened to each of the women that could not be explained.  So the women belives it is because of the crew and ask them to leave.  However things get worst and they ask the crew to come back.  With things getting stranger, the women decided they must fix it by pleasing the deceased grandmother. It’s time to get the shovel and make it right.  But can they do it in time.

Sigh. This mixture of Paranormal Activity and The Blair Witch Project, is not scary as much as it is creepy or weird (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). It’s another attempt from Lifetime to capitalize on Halloween and it’s Real Witches special. If you get motion sick, be careful watching this “found footage” movie. The camera angles are often shaky and out of focus.  This could be a background noise movie, but there are subtitles because the Amish sometimes speak Pennsylvania Dutch. If you like creepy … not interesting … this is ok to watch and kill some time. But not the best for Lifetime.

I give it 2 out of 5 stars

I thought Conor was a man – Isaac

Because you’re interesting – Conor

Blood means nothing when you are shunned – Iva

How well do you know Iva – Katie Ann

We’re totally going to die here – A.J.

You are going too lose everything. Not just Isaac but me too – Ruthie

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3 replies »

  1. You were generous with two stars. My friend and I watched this last night. We expected this great movie based on a true story. Fail. Double fail.


  2. As my husband is from Holmes County, I expected to get an historical peek into the area. Only in the credits did it say it was not true. huh? My husband knew Swartzentrubers and he said when he was sick his mother wanted to take him to get healed by a witch.


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