3 thoughts on “The Witch [Blu-ray]

  1. A Puritan Nightmare The tagline for “The Witch” says “A New England Folktale”. This is not just another throw away tag. That is the entire concept of this movie. It’s a Puritan horror story. One that puts ambiguity (a la “the crucible”) to rest by immediately welcoming the audience to a revised Puritan world where, yes, witches DO exist. The movie goes on to serve as a visual checklist of most every Puritan belief about witches, the devil, and their influence over individuals and society as…

  2. Horrific? Yes… and a psychologically sensitive depiction of the darker side of an earlier time To the chorus of negative reviews, all I can say is that perhaps those of us living in the 21st century are too deeply immersed in our own day and age to be able to empathize with the horror that would have been all too real for these characters in such a situation. Take a moment and imagine the following sequence of events:1 — As an adult, you and your spouse are banished from your community, perhaps unfairly. You must then strike out on your own, with no social support (after…

  3. Stephen King was Correct… I believe I read a quote somewhere that Stephen King deemed this as one of the most disturbing movies he had ever seen. It is that. It isn’t a scary movie. No jump scares, no cheesy horror movie flicks. I watched this on my Fire Stick so was able to read many of the notes on the movie during the movie which was nice. I was especially intrigued by the fact that they used not only the actual language that would have been used in 1630 America, just prior to the heated Salem witch trials. I…

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