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Live Deliciously. Enjoy ‘The Witch’ In Theaters…

I think by now the hype train has left the station and everyone has their expectation levels in check. And if you haven’t seen Robert Eggers’ The Witch (read our review) yet, this weekend is your last chance to catch it in theaters.

The Witch isn’t some massive studio project, nor is it even on the level of something like Blumhouse would produce. This film is a genuine, honest-to-Satan, independent horror film. Some may call it “over hyped,” but I call it a major success story and a win for the horror genre as a whole. I would never forgive myself if I didn’t catch this Shining-inspired chiller in theaters.

For the fans, like me, you can plan your Witch/Shining double feature for this May, when A24’s film arrives on home video.

“In this exquisitely made and terrifying new horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and riveting story of one family’s frightful unraveling in the New England wilderness circa 1630. New England, 1630. Upon threat of banishment by the church, an English farmer leaves his colonial plantation, relocating his wife and five children to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest – within which lurks an unknown evil. Strange and unsettling things begin to happen almost immediately – animals turn malevolent, crops fail, and one child disappears as another becomes seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, family members accuse teenage daughter Thomasin of witchcraft, charges she adamantly denies. As circumstances grow more treacherous, each family member’s faith, loyalty and love become tested in shocking and unforgettable ways. Writer/director Robert Eggers’ debut feature, which premiered to great acclaim at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival – winning the Best Director Prize in the U.S. Narrative Competition – painstakingly recreates a God-fearing New England decades before the 1692 Salem witch trials, in which religious convictions tragically turned to mass hysteria. Told through the eyes of the adolescent Thomasin – in a star-making turn by newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy – and supported by mesmerizing camera work and a powerful musical score, THE WITCH is a chilling and groundbreaking new take on the genre.”

THE WITCH



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COMMENTS

7 Comments
  • Bill Semi Liar

    Great!

  • Cody

    That is the most spoiler-filled trailer ever. Lol.

    • PsychoMantis18

      Thankyou, will avoid.

    • Darnell

      Thanks glad I didn’t read it. I still haven’t seen it. Waiting for it to hit Amazon so i can rent it.

  • alwayswipetwice

    This movie is the real deal.

  • I really enjoyed this movie, so much that I watched it twice. This whole movie gives me the creeps, everything about time period is just scary to me. All it would take is someone cursing religion or yelling “WITCH!” and all hell would break loose, that’s really unsettling to me. There’s even stuff that isn’t supposed to be scary that was still creepy, like when the children are dancing around and singing a song about the goat Black Phillip. The atmosphere of this whole movie was just paranoia filled terror, and the ending really delivered in my opinion. GREAT MOVIE!

  • Whiteoak

    Stupid movie. Can’t make out a word they say– need subtitles. Marginal story. No explanation of anything. Overhyped. I give it a C-/D++

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