31 Days of Horror: The Witch

Rating: 1 out of 5.

So I was not a fan of this movie. I have yet to find a witch film that is scary and hoped this one would be the one. Sadly, this was not the case & I was very underwhelmed, despite the rave reviews I’ve read. I appreciate slow burn type films that build up to the scarier moments, and leave you with an unsettled feeling, rather then relying on jump scares, but this just didn’t do that at all.

The film begins with a family ousted from their plantation, so they build their homestead on the edge of the forest. Pretty soon, strange & unsettling things begin to happen to the family & around their home. The eldest daughter, Thomasin, is babysitting her newborn brother when he is suddenly taken by some type of creature off into the woods. As the strange (not scary) things are happening, the parents accuse Thomasin of being a witch. But the whole movie I felt I was just trying to understand what the hell they were talking or arguing about half the time & just waiting for something to happen.

I’m not suggesting to not watch this movie. You may enjoy it. I’m just warning you that it is 90+ minutes of your life you won’t get back if you thought it was as bad as I did. The critics loved it with a 90% on the Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes, but the audience score was a dismal 58%. And that it much more accurate.

A bonus review I found on Rotten Tomatoes that I found hilarious as this guy really hated this movie & I just have to share it as it. Although I didn’t hate it as much as he clearly does. You will find a lot of reviews like this one too. I wished I had read more of the bad ones then the good. I might not have wasted my time on this movie.

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