Watch The Witch

"Evil takes many forms."
Add to Watchlist

In this understated horror film, a family in 1600s New England is shunned by its community and forced to move to a remote homestead. On their own, they're plagued by strange happenings and begin to suspect they're being stalked by a sinister presence. Praised by critics, the film was less well received by horror fans who expected more active scares.

The film follows the family as they are forced to live on their own when they offend the puritanical sensibilities of their fellow villagers. Life on the frontier is harsh, and the work is unending. The specter of potential death hangs over them constantly.

As strange happenings start to unsettle the family, they begin to turn suspicious eyes on one another. Their seems to be witchcraft afoot, and no one is quite sure where the sinister forces will manifest themselves.

Consistently unsettling, The Witch builds toward an unrelentingly disturbing climax.

The film opened in 2015 to broadly positive reviews from critics. Although it initially met with skepticism from moviegoers who were expecting something a little more obvious and gory, it has enjoyed cult-like appreciation since.

The Witch is an Horror, Drama, Mystery, History movie that was released in 2016 and has a run time of 1 hr 30 min. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9 and a MetaScore of 83.

The Witch is available to watch free on Kanopy and stream, download, buy on demand at Amazon Prime, Hulu, Apple TV+, FuboTV, Showtime, The Roku Channel, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube VOD online. Some platforms allow you to rent The Witch for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

R
| 2016 | 1 hr 30 min | 6.9/10 | 83/100
Cast
Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw
Director
Robert Eggers
Produced By
Jodi Redmond, Daniel Bekerman, Lars Knudsen
Language
English
Ad
i

Also directed by Robert Eggers

The Witch News