Sunday, March 20, 2016

Some thoughts on The Witch: A New England Folktale.

I saw The Witch: A New England Folktale today. The film is otherwise known simply as The Witch. The movie reminded me of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. Though I am over simplifying it, the movie is kind of like a cross between a 1970s Hammer Horror period piece and The Shining as far as the slow build up goes.

I think without going into spoilers, it is a combination of a father's hubris and a daughter's subconscious desire and seduction that ultimately leads to what happens in the film. Worth seeing. It is an ethereal horror film and a very effective one at that.

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