Ok, boys and girls, it’s that time of year again. and we are starting this off, with a good horror film. I’ve been doing this for 4 years now, everyday in the month of October I watch and review a horror movie. Most of these are older films or things that you can find online.
Day one…. The WITCH
I knew nothing of the movie, and super glad that was the case. I went in, watched it on AMAZON PRIME and start to finish this is a good horror movie. I love period stuff and things that have actors caked in layers of fake dirt, so in the first couple of minutes I was in. Then the language came in, I love Old English and antiquities languages, if I learn take a class in Latin I would, so I really enjoyed that part of it too. No hollywood-ization here, it’s raw, it’s accurate and feels authentic.
As for the plot itself, I was intrigued, we knew that there really was a witch, but we were kept guessing if someone in the family was working with her. Loved that. Also some great imagery and horror elements that we haven’t seen much of and THAT is hard to do. I always like it when we are surprised by something. (That crow part with the mom was great.)
Acting was top notch, and that blonde girl, the lead was perfect. I dug it. Totally recommend and say, go see this! One of the best in the last couple of years. No joke.
Andres Salazar writes a horror graphic novel called Pariah Missouri, you can learn more at www.pariahmissouri.com