Sunday, October 30, 2016
October Horror Movie Challenge: The Witch (Audio Commentary) (2015)
This time I watched it with the director's audio commentary. I also watched the special features that went along with the movie and they were all a treat.
There are some things I noticed this second viewing, but mostly I am still pleased with this movie.
Again I am struck with this idea of burgeoning sexuality = horror. Thomasin is a threat to this family because she is no longer a child. Think I am stretching? Compare this to other characters from this challenge; Dren or on the other side of it all Nancy.
Look at Crimson Peak or I Spit On Your Grave. The women are defined more by their sexuality than any male character.
Even outside of a game this is something worth my effort to look into. I am still, an academic at heart and practice.
The consensus among people in the 2016 challenge is that this is the best horror movie of the year.
2016 Movie tally