• 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: Horror , Historical drama , Thriller

Distributors: A24

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

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

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    If the story’s psychodynamics are familiar, Mr. Eggers makes them seem newly discovered. The intensity of his writing and direction, as well as the eerie austerity of Jarin Blaschke’s cinematography, Craig Lathrop’s production design and Mark Korven’s music, all conspire to create a film of exceptional originality. show more

  • 88
    Molly EichelPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The Witch is a stressful movie to watch, and that's meant as the highest praise. show more

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