Evan’s review published on Letterboxd:
And here I thought It Follows was the new standard for modern horror films.
I couldn't tell you the last horror film I watched that genuinely made me afraid to go to sleep that night. Seriously, I got home from the movie and I had to change my shirt because it was drenched in sweat.
Quite possibly the most atmospheric horror film I've ever experienced.
The Witch has everything you could possibly want in a horror film. First and foremost it's scary as hell. It's also full of tension and suspense. The slow burn nature of the film really gets to you. The score is amazing. Aside from being scary, the second most import thing for me when it comes to a horror film is the score. Sometimes the score alone can make or break a horror film. In The Witches case the score makes the film. And finally, the acting is top-notch. Anya Taylor-Joy was incredible as the lead. Even the young children were fantastic.
Robert Eggers is a first time filmmaker and he has made a masterpiece. What a time to be alive!
This film is nothing short of brilliant. I'll never look at a goat the same way again.