• The Witch (2016)

The Witch

Release Date: February 19th, 2016

DVD Release Date: May 16th, 2016

R |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

In 1630 New England, panic and despair envelops a farmer, his wife and their children when youngest son Samuel suddenly vanishes. The family blames Thomasin, the oldest daughter who was watching the boy at the time of his disappearance. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, twin siblings Mercy and Jonas suspect Thomasin of witchcraft, testing the clan's faith, loyalty and love to one another.

Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, Lucas Dawson, Bathsheba Garnett, Sarah Stephens

Director: Robert Eggers

Genres: Historical drama , Horror , Thriller

Distributors: A24

Keywords: Escape, Intense, Wife, Survival, House, Pursuit, Brooding

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    The Witch’s greatest asset is its precisely controlled menace, and so even when nothing terrifying is happening, it feels like something ominous could be unleashed at any moment. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Writer-director Robert Eggers' debut feature impresses on several fronts, notably in the performances, historical feel and visual precision, but the overall effect is relatively subdued and muted, probably too much so for mainstream scare fans. show more

  • 80
    Dan CallahanTheWrap

    This is the kind of serious horror movie that will live in your head for days afterward, like a bad dream that’s difficult to shake. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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