'The Witch' is one of the latest horror films in cinemas today and follows a family in the 1600s. I'm not usually drawn to see these kind of films in the cinema as they aren't really my cup of tea. Amid rave reviews though I was convinced to go and check it out. So would I be right to have caught this one or would my hunch for most scary movies be correct again?
'The Witch' really is full of mystery and always keeps you guessing to what is happening to this family. You are made unsure whether or not a member or members of the family are apart or the cause of the terrible things happening. You also aren't entirely sure if there is a power outside of the family that causes these events. The constant appearances of certain animals also adds to the mystery. The film certainly doesn't does stand by its tagline of 'Evil takes many forms'.
The film is also very well acted which also separates it from a lot of the lower budget horror films. Considering that most of the main characters are children as well, it shows that there was some great talent on this project. The twins who were in 'The Witch' do very well reacting and acting terrified to all that is happening around them considering their age. Anya Taylor Joy is the star of the movie as Thomasin. She is fantastic as Thomasin who has to put up with constant accusations and not getting the same amount of love as her siblings. She is great in this role and certainly has a big future ahead of her.
|Anya Taylor Joy as Thomasin|
As the film is set during the 1600s, the use of English language has its differences. Words such as 'yee', 'thy' and 'wouldst thou' are only a couple that are used throughout the film. Sometimes this can be a problem as these phrases and words can seem really forced and takes you out of the viewing experience. However in 'The Witch' it feels as if these characters are from this time. The words flow fluently and don't feel forced at all. This was done very well and the actors all deserve huge credit for this.