The Last Witch, a found footage horror inspired from 16th Century witch trails of Spain is now available on digital platforms.
The film tells the story of three friends who are working on a documentary about Joanna Toy, a woman convicted of witchcraft 400 years ago in the town of Terrassa. The crew is trying to find the truth about Joanna, who in 1619 escaped after found guilty of witchcraft. Five other women who were also accused in the same case were hanged after being tortured, but Joanna Toy escaped.
The film is written and directed by Carlos Almón Muñoz and according to him the premise of The Last Witch is grounded in actual local history of Spain. As a matter of public record, between 1615 and 1619 in the town of Tarrassa, Spain, a witch commission was formed. The residents of Tarrassa believed their town was cursed by a witch and demanded justice. Six women were convicted of witchcraft, including Joanna Toy. Five of the women were tortured and hanged, but Joanna Toy escaped and was never found.
The film is a fictional account of what might have happened to Joanna Toy.