The 10 most devilishly f*cked up moments in 'The Witch'
February 22, 2016 - Uncategorized
Warning: This post contains plot spoilers. Proceed only if you’ve seen The Witch and want to commiserate.
“Think on thy sins,” hisses the father in The Witch as he’s boarding up his surviving children in a barn with a potentially demonic goat. He’s frantic, and fails to realize the irony here — but there’s a witch in the woods, two of his kids are dead, and he doesn’t have time for niceties.
Set in the stark brutality of the early American landscape, our Puritan protagonists in this disturbing period piece are rigidly pious and obsessed with misery and shame. Which is, of course, mostly what they get. Read more…