The Witch

The Witch ★★★★½

This is a movie that has and will continue to disappoint people and not live up to the hype. And not to sound annoying and pretentious, but I think it has a lot to do with how a lot of people have come to view horror in a certain, very limiting light. Anything that isn't ten million jumpscares or buckets of blood or serial killers running around terrorizing pretty girls is automatically dismissed as "not scary" or "boring".

It's like we're so desensitized and picky and demanding that we sometimes forget that that isn't the end all be all of horror, and can't seem to even enjoy a gorgeously made, psychologically stimulating film for what it is because the horror "isn't horrific enough".

Listen, if the thought of religion-induced paranoia fucking with your head to the point of your family ripping itself apart at the seams through headgames, betrayal and violence isn't horrific enough for you - you're a freak.