Movie Review

31 Days of Halloween: The Witch (2015)

For Day 7 of my 31 Days of Halloween, I’m picking something with a more historical bent: The Witch. This film originally had the subtitle “a New England folktale,” and it truly feels like stepping back into the puritanical times of the 1600s.

The Witch Poster

IMDB’s Description: “A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.”

This was such a fascinating movie. It’s a bit slower in pace, but the visuals more than make up for that. It’s artistically filmed and really transports you to a different place in time. I loved the way that the hysteria was portrayed: for most of the movie, you’re wondering if magic is really afoot or if it’s all in their minds. This is a truly unique horror movie. It’s pretty much devoid of jump scares and works by truly providing a fascinating, dark atmosphere that just sucks you in.