The Witch

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"Evil takes many forms."
  • R
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 6.9  (235,909)
  • 83

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
Description
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 a 2016 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. 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.

Where to Watch The Witch

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

  • Release Date
    2016
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 30 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (235,909)
  • Metascore
    83