Director Robert Eggers The Witch is an eerie tale of religious fanaticism in Colonial New England during the early 1600s.
Things go awry with the crops and, then, the baby son disappears, taken by a witch. Gradually, three of the other children become possessed and the oldest daughter (Anya Taylor-Joy), who is just coming into womanhood, is blamed for being a witch, herself.
That’s all I will relate about the spooky plot.
However, I will say that Cinematographer Jarin Blaschke camera work, along with Composer Mark Korven’s music, creates a beautifully austere mood that keeps you guessing as to what will come next. But, what does come next is often truly shocking.
This is a unique take on horror films that is equally rewarding for those who are not necessarily fans of this genre.
I give The Witch a 4 out of 5.