The Witch (2015)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Period Film, Psychological Thriller, Supernatural Horror  |   Release Date - Feb 19, 2016 (USA)  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - Canada, USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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A devout Puritan family in 1630s New England are exiled from their village, and struggle to survive in their new home situated at the edge of a mysterious forest. The sinister, witching forces in the wilderness emerge silently to terrorize them, first by kidnapping the youngest of their five children. As their life-sustaining crops fail, the clan fall victim to paranoia and fear as they begin to turn on one another, eventually suspecting teenage daughter Thomasin (Anya Taylor-Joy) of witchcraft. With the vast majority of the dialogue culled from primary sources from the time period, Robert Eggers' debut feature The Witch is a terrifying glimpse into a family descending into madness.

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beast, children, evil, family, Puritan, wilderness, witchcraft

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High Production Values, Sleeper