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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
6,941
Favs
616
Dislikes
92
Favs/checks
8.9% (1:11)
Favs/dislikes
7:1
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  1. God's avatar

    God

    spoiler

    also the music is terrifying and perfect
    4 years 2 months ago
  2. 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. 4 years 4 months ago
  3. Tiago Costa's avatar

    Tiago Costa

    And here I thought It Follows was the new standard for modern horror films.

    I couldn't tell you the last horror film I watched that genuinely made me afraid to go to sleep that night. Seriously, I got home from the movie and I had to change my shirt because it was drenched in sweat.

    Quite possibly the most atmospheric horror film I've ever experienced.

    The Witch has everything you could possibly want in a horror film. First and foremost its scary as hell. Its also full of tension and suspense. The slow burn nature of the film really gets to you. The score is amazing. Aside from being scary, the second most import thing for me when it comes to a horror film is the score. Sometimes the score alone can make or break a horror film. In The Witches case the score makes the film. And finally, the acting is top-notch. Anya Taylor-Joy was incredible as the lead. Even the young children were fantastic.

    Robert Eggers is a first time filmmaker and he has made a masterpiece. What a time to be alive!

    This film is nothing short of brilliant. I'll never look at a goat the same way.
    4 years 2 months ago
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