Release Date: 14 July 2016
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw
A New England folktale. In 17th century New England, a Puritan family are banished from their village to a remote farm on the edge of an ominous looking forest.
Isolation is the least of their concerns when their newborn baby is mysteriously snatched, corn crops rot, goat’s milk turns bloody, and suspicion of witchcraft falls upon the oldest daughter. An authentic and nightmarish descent into the olde worlde, complete with archaic language and meticulous attention to period detail, The Witch is a slow burner that doesn’t depend on cheap scares to raise hackles. A palpable sense of dread radiates from every frame – even a rabbit can appear sinister. This disturbing look at religious fervour and the gradual disintegration of a family is an early contender for the year’s best horror film.