The Witch
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31 May, 2016

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A family that lives in New England during the 17th century heard rumors of a witch living in a forest near their house which results in great horror and despair.

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Stittastutta

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The finest horror film of recent years. Incredible performances, truly unsettling cinematography. An unrelenting masterpiece.

Alanti

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Decent religious/existential family drama period piece, but not scary in the slightest.

Poops

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New indie horror is the future of the genre.

deimosremus

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Not only an extremely effective horror movie, but a really tight-knit and intimate family drama, where the unraveling of such is the core of what makes it such a brilliant film.

Perfectly understated and subtle, yet unnerving and intense, set against a period-accurate and immaculately detailed portrait of the early 1600s in all of its Goya-esque glory.

I think in given time, The Witch will be heralded as one of the best in the genre, and deservedly be given a labeling of 'instant classic.'

MrKilmister

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The Witch, while promoted improperly, is a masterpiece.

Looking back at the commercials, The Witch was advertised in a similar style to a movie like Annabelle. "The scariest movie of all time", and all that. Unfortunately this did negative things for the movie, having mislead many viewers. Did it bring in more of an audience? Absolutely. However, it isn't any secret that popular opinion was disappointment.

At the end of the day, this isn't a problem. The Witch is truly one of a kind. As far as indie horror goes, this is top-notch, as good as it's gotten so far. What the trailers and promotion should have focused more on is the relentless feeling of dread and paranoia throughout the atmosphere. From the Fade In all the way to the closing credits, The Witch is generally an uncomfortable experience. The acting was phenomenal, each role as very well played by their actors. Yes, even those kids everybody was so bothered by, they were amazing.

For viewers seeking an edge-of-your-seat, discomforting, but not over the top film, look no further.
The Witch is and always will be a classic from here on out.

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