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‘THE WITCH’ – IN THEATERS FEB. 19 – IS A NEW KIND OF HORROR CLASSIC

Anya Taylor-Joy / Credit: Photo by Rafy, Courtesy of A24
Anya Taylor-Joy /
Credit: Photo by Rafy, Courtesy of A24

Pilgrims are horrifying.

Not really what I expected to learn from a recent screening of the new indie horror film “The Witch,” but it’s one of the many thoughts that circulated through my head as I pondered how grossly uncomfortable I was while watching this authentic depiction of early American settlement.

The incredible thing about this horror film is that it is not a horror film – at least not in the modern sense of the genre. There are no axe-wielding murderers (although there are axes) or something demonic jumping out of a closet (though there is jumping, and demonic elements). However, fun and entertaining those horror films are, this is not what “The Witch” does. No, it does something entirely different. And what it does is largely rooted in its authenticity and emotion relayed through this family in real crisis…

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