Review: The Witch
Evil lurks in the shadows throughout the film, with mention of “Satan” trying to sabotage the family’s farm. Classic symbolism gives “The Witch” a fairytale feel with a twist, like something from the Brothers Grimm. Think less Snow White, more creepy Norwegian folk tales.
The film’s eerie religious tones are enough to get your skin crawling, but that’s not all. Animal symbolism like a spooky black goat and a crazy-eyed rabbit turn up whenever something formidable takes place. The bleak, decrepit setting near a dark forest and the score that gets your stomach lurching, make “The Witch” one of the greatest horror films 2016 will give us.