The Witch (2015) Robert Eggers – Horror Movie Reviews

Set in New England in the early 1630s, six decades before the infamous Salem Witch trials, we find a family of devout Puritans vacating the tight-knit community they could not see eye to eye with, relocating to a small farm on the border of the untamed woods. Ralph Ineson plays the patriarch, William, who finds it a struggle to raise crops in the area, forcing him to go out into the woods to hunt with son Caleb for sustenance until they can grow enough to feed themselves, and sell the rest. However, things begin to become ominous when eldest daughter Thomasin loses sight of their youngest, the newborn Samuel, and that’s just the start of many bizarre signs to come.