Presented by James M. Tate / 2/28/2016 / No comments / anna taylor-joy , harvey scrimshaw , horror , witch
BELATED HORROR REVIEW OF THE WITCH
|Harvey Scrimshaw as Caleb tries his best|
TRIVIA: Whether intentional or just coincidental, there's a similar aura/aesthetic to M. Night Shyamalan's THE VILLAGE, as well as a "lone prequel" vibe of his underrated UNBREAKABLE, which is basically two-hours of the first issue of a comic book, wherein THE WITCH, as mentioned in the review, feels like it spends the entire movie leading to what felt like the beginning or middle of something with more entertainment value. Sort of a prolonged prelude-prologue. Kinda difficult to explain, but there's an underline vibe that writer/director Robert Eggers is slightly punishing his audience to experience what he considers historic reality over popcorn filler... Yet perhaps it's better off combining the two. After all, we're the ones having to sit through the thing, either way.