The Witch Rated R

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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.

Running Time
1 hr 33 min
Robert Eggers
Anya Taylor Joy, Kate Dickie, Ralph Ineson
Release Date
February 19, 2016

Movie Buzz

  • @Tevor_the_Third

    So, structurally speaking, The Witch is kind of a Puritan slasher movie isn't it? Clever subversion.

  • @TheMovieReactor

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  • @gangrelion

    Everybody said The Witch was a ultra scary movie, but it was just a boring and annoying film for me. I didn't get scared not even once!

  • @SpreadableFats

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  • @ariftwd

    there's mixed reviews on the movie the witch so im gonna watch it stay tuned y'all #arianasfilmreview

  • @Rachel_Weber48

    RT @breeeezzzzyy: I just watched a movie called The Witch and the witch ended up being a goat....

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