The Witch

The Witch

DVD - 2016 | Widescreen ed..
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A family in 1630s New England faces destruction by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession. When one of their five children goes missing and their life-sustaining crops fail, they fall victim to paranoia and fear as they begin to turn on one another.
Publisher: [Santa Monica, California] : Lionsgate, [2016]
Edition: Widescreen ed..
Branch Call Number: DVD WIT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, surround, Dolby digital 5.1, rda
video file, DVD video, rda
Alternative Title: Vvitch [videorecording]

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carroll6
Nov 12, 2019

different. The plot isn't revealed until the end.. no one knows what they are fighting against.. who the enemy is. It's not that good. It's not that bad.

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Dezigrant
Oct 21, 2019

i love artistic films that are less hollywood but this film was dryer than desert sand. I could hardly hear anything the actors were saying. The movie takes FOREVER to get to any real point and they drag out scene after scene. It was difficult to really understand anything that was going on. Once the movie finished I was in disbelief at how it was concluded. Its like they had to wrap up the low budget film cuz they ran out of money.

The story concept was good though. If it was redone a bit different, it could have been super creepy and interesting.

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avocadotree
Aug 27, 2019

Great movie. Needs descriptions and subtitles. That is why I got the actual DVD instead of watching it streaming on Hoopla which I tried first with no success because though they're speaking English it's a bit different from the modern language.

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l0rry13
Aug 09, 2019

Such a boring movie, with so much talking and no action

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TheHawthornes
Mar 15, 2019

This movie is un-freakin-believabley boring, and I say that as a huge fan of "slow" horror movies.

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coreAgogo
Dec 17, 2018

To me this is a perfect film: gorgeous cinematography, raw acting performances, evocative Elizabethan dialogue, potent scary-as-hell score, and a plot that is twisty and shocking one moment and brooding and atmospheric the next. The obsessive attention to historical accuracy will be appreciated by those who enjoy period pieces or early American history. Horror aficionados will relish in a movie with not many cheap jump scares, but that worms its way under your skin, allowing you to host something truly evil inside. The first fifteen minutes alone quell any doubts that what you are watching is a waking nightmare. I can't wait to see what this director puts out next.

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jsinaz
Nov 18, 2018

Nicely filmed and an apparently accurate look at the New England of the 17th century during the "witch" panic where witchcraft, witches, hobgoblins and other supernatural manifestations were actually believed in by the masses of Calvinist Puritans of the time. Good movie, but it doesn't seem to know what it is: a supernatural horror picture or an honest look at the goings on in that time period. Very dark and brooding, very atmospheric of the time, and an interesting first film for the young director. They did a great job considering the low-budget, indie realization.

LPL_LoganI Oct 17, 2018

Genuinely worth watching! A suspenseful period piece that will leave you so very grateful that rational civilization exists around you.

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blkops33
Sep 24, 2018

Loved it!!! More Horror films should be as half asgod as this!!!

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Courier2003
Jun 29, 2018

Dull, boring. Too many dark scenes. Could not understand the actors dialogue. Lots of fast forwards did not help. I believe some patrons make up false ratings. I wanted to see how people survived in the 1600's

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Jul 17, 2017

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