For a direct to video flick, it's pretty enjoyable & entertaing, but it drags a bit in the 2nd half. It's very good & creepy in the first half, but the second half of the movie really slows a bit as it takes itself too seriously & goes flat, but still keeps things from being a bore.
It starts out with a witches meeting at a secret place in the woods & a sacrifice that's very creepy & scary looking. It then moves to a small town with some discussion about witches at a school, at which point the lead actor comes into the fray. He suspects the talk is not all innocent & thinks some evil is going down here in his hometown, so he investigates some activity of witchcraft. After some clue finding, he gets several indications his hunch is right. He finds several books about witchcraft & reads up on the practice more.
The witches, led by Burr, the bombshell female lead, are busy doing some major damage in the small town, incl. sudden power failures & surges in broad daylight, several creepy & well-done sacrifices, & creating potions. The male lead finds their coven, lets himself get captured on purpose toward the end, but escapes & kill Burr just before the end credits roll.
The directing is pretty good, as are the music score, plot, dialog, & pacing, though the pacing is sluggish a bit in the 2nd half. The storyline varies a bit, but stays enjoyable. The special effects are pretty cheap & show it in the 2nd half.