Still Awesome: The Witch
January 29, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
An impressive and award-winning debut by writer/director Robert Eggers that has garnered him well-deserved praise for his vision AND one of the breakout films of Fantastic Fest 2015, THE WITCH is a return to form for the horror genre, serving up blood-curdling fright by building a dread-inducing ambiance that will leave fans of classic horror movies screaming—for more. Rather than easy scares, THE WITCH takes its time to paint a portrait of a colonial-era family being torn apart by evil forces and the disappearance of their son and the build up pays off: long after you’re done squirming in your theater seat, THE WITCH will have you looking over your shoulder.
“…sort of a cross between THE CRUCIBLE and THE SHINING with a smattering of THE EXORCIST for good measure.”
Justin Chang, Variety
“One of the most genuinely unnerving horror films in recent memory.”
David Ehrlich, Time Out New York