“The Witch” (2016)

Films And Lice

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By Jerome Reuter

The Witch hit theatres this month. It’s been praised by both critics and fans, and ridiculed by others. Truth be told, this film not only lives up to all the expectations, but also exceeds them in every possible way. Robert Egger’s directorial debut is a film that is thick with atmosphere, and can hold claim as one of the greatest modern American horror films. In an age with jump scares and found footage being commonplace, we have a product that takes the genre in a bold new direction. Simply put, this is the horror we need. Just sitting in a theatre watching this, one gets the feeling their on the cusp of a new age about to be born.

For years, tales of the witchcraft hysteria in colonial America have persisted. Plays such as The Crucible by Arthur Miller give us a glimpse into the hunts that…

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