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The Witch (The VVitch: A New-England Folktale)

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Anya Taylor-Joy Anya Taylor-Joy
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Ralph Ineson Ralph Ineson
William
Kate Dickie Kate Dickie
Katherine
Lucas Dawson Lucas Dawson
Jonas
Julian Richings Julian Richings
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Bathsheba Garnett Bathsheba Garnett
The Witch


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Robert Eggers Robert Eggers
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2 years, 5 months ago at May 14 19:56
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I have been meaning to watch this. I've heard many good things about it. That it's not your typical horror movie. It's a slow burner with a different style to it. That's it doesn't really on jump scares, but it tries to be genuinely creepy as hell. This looks to be the first outting for writer director Robert Eggers. I swear a lot of first time directors are really making a name for themselves as ... read more

A good movie

8 months ago at Feb 24 23:07
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This movie was not really a high priority for me but since it was recommended by another listal member and since it seemed to be intriguing, I thought I might as well check it out. First of all, even though the poster looked pretty good, at the same time, it gave away too much information and was still rather misleading. Anyway, even though the damned thing didn't really blow me away, it still tur... read more

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1 month ago at Sep 22 2:33
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A zealous man and his family are cast out of Puritan society after a difference of opinion about scripture and left to fend for themselves in the wilderness. The facade of piety soon gives way to the destructive nature of their personal demons which a coven in the woods exploits to their ends. But what will bring this family to its knees, dark and Satanic evil or their own natures?

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A colonial family leaves plantation life and attempts to reap their harvest on a fledgling farm at the edge of an imposing ancient New England forest. Soon, superstition and dread set in as food grows scarce, a family member goes missing, and the children's play takes on a frenzied and menacing undercurrent. As they begin to turn on one another, the malevolent machinations of an ethereal presence from within the woods exacerbate the growing corruption of their own natures.
Release date: 19 February 2016
Tags: Horror (5), 2015 (4), 2010s (2), Witches (2), Fables (1), Mystery (1), The Witch (1), A New England Folktale (1), The Vvitch (1), 88 Min. (1), Color (1), Black Phillip (1), 2016 (1), 1600s (1), New England (1), Period (1), Farms (1), Woods (1), Drama (1)
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“A zealous man and his family are cast out of Puritan society after a difference of opinion about scripture and left to fend for themselves in the wilderness. The facade of piety soon gives way to the destructive nature of their personal demons which a coven in the woods exploits to their ends. But what will bring this family to its knees, dark and Satanic evil or their own natures?

To say "The VVitch" is brilliant is, quite frankly, an understatement. To be fair, it is not a film for everyone. Attention spans the size of a gnat will most likely not enjoy this meticulously paced affair. Gorehounds and those that obsess with slashers might as well hit stop before they play. This is not a slight on a viewer's intelligence but rather a fair warning to those expecting something else.” read more

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A good movie

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