Finally, a movie for people who love scrabble/word games.
I'm not totally familiar with the Into the Dark series on Hulu, but this seemed like the sort of thing I like to watch in the middle of the night when I don't have the energy to barter/bicker/bribe with my husband about what we'll watch together. There were a few lackluster performances [the siblings, mostly] but Chester [Hayes MacArthur] was just what I'm Just Fucking with You needed, ominously charming. I thought we left the screeching eagle sound FX in the '90s but they're back along with an overindulgence in black light & day-glo. +half a star for the dead man's party trope.
Let's get this out of the way, The Witch is a horror film, you can put it in all of your other subcategories but, at its very core--it's a genre film whether you feel comfortable with the classification or not.
This film covers the horrors of colonialism, emigration, religious conviction, starvation, witch trials, patriarchy, puberty, loss, and if methodically exposing each of these very horrifying real life tribulations isn't terrifying and alarming enough, there's a god damn witch and evil…
After having over a meter (3 feet for my fellow Americans) of snow fall on us in just a few days, the isolated and trapped feeling gave us great cause to want to watch the ultimate cabin fever-in the depth of winter film. Regardless of how many times one has seen The Shining, it never loses that overwhelming sense of dread.
As soon as Jack Torrance is in frame, that uneasy feeling takes over. I feel as though I wish…