Saturday, October 1, 2016
October Horror Movie Challenge: The Witch (2015)
It was worth the wait.
Set in New England in 1630 the Witch is a tale of fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of child death, fear of the woods, fear of God (big one), fear of sexual awaking, and yes the fear of Witches.
The movie is beautiful. This is why we have Blu-Rays. It looks like a nature special. It is also thick with atmosphere, the woods are an ever-present threat.
There is so much to love about this movie really. The dialog comes from authentic accounts and trial documents. The legends of the witches are right out of the 17th (and prior) centuries. If you know anything about the witch hunts and myths there are a lot of little things here to really make you happy.
I know. I am going all "fan boy" on what is supposed to be a scary movie. It had it's scary moments. But it is more of a slow boil rather than full on pot boiler.
Personally, I can't wait to check out all the special features on the Blu-Ray.
2016 Movie tally