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Author: Julie McGalliard

Movie: The Witch

Premise: An exiled Puritan family trying to survive in the wilderness is targeted by an enigmatic supernatural threat, but the worst threat might be the paranoia that drives them to turn on each other. Briefly: Beautifully made, with an excellent cast and a haunting soundtrack. The archaic language is a particularly interesting choice. However, if you’re looking for out-and-out scares, you will probably be disappointed. What follows might contain spoilers (depending on what you consider a spoiler), be thou warned! Hence! A witch movie set in early colonial New England cannot help but summon the specter of the Salem Witch…