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3,040 Ratings

The Witch

Directed by Robert Eggers
United States, Canada, 2015
Horror, Mystery, Drama


New England in the 1630s: William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness. When their newborn son vanishes and crops fail, the family turns on one another.

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The Witch Directed by Robert Eggers

Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

2015 | Winner: Dramatic (Directing Award)

Independent Spirit Awards

2017 | 2 wins including: Best First Screenplay

Village Voice Film Poll

2016 | Winner: Best First Feature

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2015 | Winner: Most Anticipated of 2016

2016 | Winner: Best First Feature

What’s actually happening in The Witch is nothing less momentous than a first-time filmmaker successfully crafting a classic. The talent on display in Eggers’s debut is staggering, even if its deployment is often very subtle.
December 22, 2016
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A fine and subtle horror movie, effectively grounded in its Puritan background.
December 17, 2016
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One of the most intelligent American horror films of recent years… The film is skillfully wrought and imaginatively conceived. Shot in remote Ontario, the movie is superbly designed, impressively researched and extremely well written, drawing much of its dialogue from 17th-century diaries, letters and prayer manuals. Suspense is largely a matter of premonition.
June 10, 2016
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