As the world gears up for Robert Eggers’ new film The Lighthouse, it feels like the right time to revisit his impressive directorial debut The Witch.
Strange things start to happen when a New England farmer relocates his family to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, family members accuse the teenage daughter of witchcraft, a charge she adamantly denies. As circumstances grow more treacherous, each family member’s faith, loyalty and love become tested in shocking and unforgettable ways.
A surprise hit when it first came out, The Witch is a disturbing chiller that will stick with viewers long after they’ve left the theater.
“Its masterful blending of the sacred and the blasphemous makes it not just a great horror film, but perhaps the first true horror masterpiece of the new century.” – Matthew Lucas, The Dispatch
“The Witch has amazing acting, haunting music, beautiful cinematography, and a compelling story.” – Molly Henery, The Blogging Banshee
“Right through the very end it’s an absolutely awe inspiring masterpiece steeped in everything from folklore, urban legends, and fairy tales.” – Felix Vasquez, Jr, Cinema Crazed