The Witch

Rating: 8/10

This movie felt like a Hans Baldung woodcut brought to life. Set in a dark New England forest in the 1600’s, the characters all talk in a difficult to understand version of old English. Their family is being harassed by a witch and all sorts of creepy animals. Although you see the witch early in the film, she isn’t really in it much. The film is mostly about the deeply religious family coming apart as weird events happen and children disappear. I didn’t think that it was particularly scary, but the imagery really stuck with me. Especially the final moments of the movie when all is revealed.

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