Molly doesn’t come from the see and is anything but a witch. "Crazy incoherent woman" would have been a better title but the film would have been shelved.
At the start of the movie, Molly admires or imagines men working out on the beach. The film’s credibility takes a hard blow. After all, nothing indicates that Molly is dreaming and we are forced to deduce that we’re watching “that kind of film”.
On frequent occasions during the film, I asked myself where I was being led and what feelings the film tried to provoke. Then, I started questioning Molly’s mental stability. Basically, the truth is that this woman is much too troubled for such a simple scenario.
Still, the film has its qualities. If you’re nostalgic about the seventies, be reassured that you won’t find a more typical film. The film’s first ten minute are a bit confusing but a certain police investigation will set things straight by injecting a required dose of realism.
The Witch Who Came from the Sea has a certain style but style can only do so much. An instable and confused main character, artificial blood as thick as water and a bad tendency to portrait sexuality as ugly are all to blame.