Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Subtitled "A New-England Folktale", I found the most unsettling and effective aspect of The Witch (or The VVitch as it is stylized on its poster) was in its puritanical atmosphere and stark locales, as well as in the remarkable performance of young Anya Taylor-Joy. Having visited the New England area in 2014 and soaking in its landscapes, old cemeteries and early settler ambience no doubt helped when it came to The Witch giving me the hebee-gebees. No game changer but a movie filled with some immensely strong images and the odd moment of real horror, along with a couple of genuine scares.