The Witch

The Witch ★★★½

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This review may contain spoilers.

I feel like this film has a short life span and I have come to it 5 years too late.

It toys with the same off kilter feeling you are given in Hereditary. The "is this actually all occult or is there an explanation for this?" feeling. Before launching headfirst into it properly in the last 10 minutes.

Also you can see the thematic similarities with Eggers' The Lighthouse. Fear of the supernatural and how it pertains to wildlife. Things that are unexplainable and how it can sow the seeds of distrust. Also a setting in New England (I'll allow it I also love Stephen King).

Ultimately though I think I found myself comparing it to those a little too much and it ended up detracting from the film.

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