The Witch

Genre:  Horror
Running Time:  92 min.
Release Date: February 19, 2016
DVD: May 17, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 3.02
based on 262 votes and 48 reviews
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Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, Lucas Dawson

Synopsis

In 1630 New England, William (Ralph Ineson) and Katherine (Kate Dickie) live devout Christian lives as the parents of five children. They have recently moved to a remote homestead located at the edge of a vast forest.

Almost immediately, things begin to go horribly wrong. Their newborn son inexplicably vanishes, their crops fail, their animals show uncharacteristic behavior and one child appears to be possessed by an evil spirit. The family begins to turn on one another, blaming oldest daughter Thomasin (Anya Taylor-Joy) of being a witch. Their lack of unity tests their faith and loyalty and leaves them wide open to evil.

Director: Robert Eggers
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Producer(s): Lars Knudsen, Jay Van Hoy, Rodrigo Teixeira, Daniel Bekerman, Jodi Redmond
Screenplay: Robert Eggers
Official Site: thewitch-movie.com

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  • 5 stars "Exquisitely crafted horror film. Creepy and disturbing. This one ain't for slasher film fanboys."
  • 5 stars "Fantastic movie - as soon as it was finished, I began looking up the Plymouth Plantation, Calvinism and the director Robert Eggers. Very cool, very creepy, and it sticks with you."
  • 5 stars "GREAT MOVIE! I find it interesting that either people loved it or hated it. Has to make you wonder. It ain't a slasher movie or your typical Hollywood movie. But, if you want so see a good movie that creeps you out, then this did it for me."