A well-intentioned attempt at made-for-cable social commentary, WITCH HUNT shapes a generic whodunit to fit an allegory fashioned from the film's own title, delivering a mildly engaging drama that fails utterly to provide any new insights about the McCarthy era. The film's success--to the
extent that it succeeds -- is due mainly to the archly matter-of-fact special effects required to create a world of white-bread witchcraft.
The year is 1953, and to most people, magic is just one among a host of space-age tools that can be employed to make life easier. But to Senator Larson Crockett (Eric Bogosian) and a growing number of followers, the pervasiveness of witchcr...