The Witch Review (2016)

 

The movie is not a typical horror movie. It is more of New England folk tale about witches and witchcraft. You have to really pay attention because they do speak in old English dialog.

The Review (Spoiler Free)

The movie is set in 1650 in New England.  The movie is about this family who left the colony to start a new life in a new underdeveloped land.  Soon as they got settle in the new undeveloped land, terrible things starts to happen to them. Eventually family member accuse one of the teenage daughter for being a witch. Throughout the movie, we are left to wonder if the teenage daughter is really a witch or she is being falsely accused.  If she is not a which then what is causing all these bad things.

Last 30 minuets of the movie is the best part of the movie.  The movie reveals what is really going on, and you won’t disappointed.  It is very creepy and very intense.

We learned at the end that the movie is base on true events.  The movie is based on events written in historical books, so it is real as it gets. I think this makes it even more creepy and eerie.

Acting and Directing

As expected, the acting is top notch specially the main character played by Anya Taylor-Joy.  Rest of the casts include Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, and Lucas Dawson.

The movie is written and directed by Robert Eggers.

In the Nutshell

I give 5 out of 5 stars. I highly recommend this movie.  Only down side of the movie is that it is spoken in old English and it is pretty difficult to understand. But you’ll get hang of it real quick. It is simple dialog so you’ll get to context of what the dialog is about easily. I also enabled subtitle which makes it even easy to understand.

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Genre:  Witches and Witchcraft

Rotten Tomato Rating: 91% / 56%

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