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A.k.a.
The Witch
Year
2015
Runtime
92 min.
Director
Robert Eggers
Genres
Mystery, Horror
Rating *
6.8
Votes *
93,357
Checks
5,070
Favs
447
Dislikes
84
Favs/checks
8.8% (1:11)
Favs/dislikes
5:1
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  1. God's avatar

    God

    spoiler

    also the music is terrifying and perfect
    2 years 1 month ago
  2. SkilledLunatic's avatar

    SkilledLunatic

    Interesting but far from the masterpiece some people call it. Keep an eye on Eggers though. 2 years 2 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    The Witch is a horror film, sure, but I might also call it a historical drama that takes the superstitions of its era as real (it's based on actual "accounts" from 17th-Century New England). On a slow burn, the film's dialog takes getting used to, a sort of accented Elizabethan that sounds authentic, but isn't our normal vernacular. As the "folk tale" proceeds, a Calvinist family divorces itself from the village community to tame the wilderness on their farm, and fall afoul of the devil's curse. Is there a witch in the woods, or is one of them the culprit? Perhaps it's both, and the family members are quick to turn on one another when strange happenings start to occur. This is a film that uses imagery and sound to make its audience uneasy; the gore is minimal. Though it's a generally quiet film, with a gray color palette, it nevertheless kept things tense. So a recommendation from me, but perhaps not if you're in the mood for action or jump scares. 2 years 2 months ago
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