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The Witch: A New England Folk Tale - Film Review

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by Lee-Ann (subscribe)
Im a freelance writer living in Perth who loves writing about our sunny city!
Published March 22nd 2016
Don't see this alone
Since the Perth Festival and Fringe has left our shores, Perth has been somewhat lacking in nightlife. Instead I have turned to movies and one in particular that has caught my eye.

The Witch is a movie by director Robert Eggers and portrays a family in 1630 New England that is torn apart by supernatural forces by way of witchcraft. Going into this movie I was excited and nervous to see this tense but whimsical story played out, and I was just as excited at the finish.

The movie does not fail to draw you into the world of this tight knit farming family. The location at the edge of a thickly wooded forest consistently kept the audience and myself on edge until the concluding scene.

This movie uses old timely english and makes you think back to when life was simple yet hard if you did not yield enough food before the winter. This horror film has not got your average plot and is a refreshing change of style that will renew anyones scare factor.

I would suggest going to see this movie with friends, as it will scare you in a very solitary way. If you enjoy horror films or not, The Witch is well made movie with some beautiful cinematography scenes and well worth a watch.
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