The truth is: The Witch is not that scary.
However, that doesn’t stop it from being a terrific horror film. The atmospheric tale might even be better than recent top-grade chillers like It Follows and The Babadook.
I caught Robert Egger’s film at the Mayhem Festival and wrote the following:
Director Robert Eggers’ The Witch is a supernatural drama set in 1600s New England. Eggers’ film reeks of atmosphere and it delivers a lot of unsettling eerie moments. A small cast deliver impressive performances and cinematographer Jarin Blaschke offers-up beautifully grey visuals. This puritanical chiller is one of the best horror films of the last decade. Impressive.
Here’s the latest trailer for the fright-pic.
The Witch opens in the US on February 19 and in the UK on March 11,