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A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.

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Katherine
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Caleb
Ellie Grainger ...
Mercy
Lucas Dawson ...
Jonas
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Black Phillip (voice) (as Wahab Chaudhry)
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Karen Kaeja ...
Coven Witch
Brandy Leary ...
Coven Witch

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New England, 1630: William and Katherine try to lead a devout Christian life, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness, with five children. When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another. 'The Witch' is a chilling portrait of a family unraveling within their own sins, leaving them prey for an inescapable evil.

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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$8,800,230 (USA) (19 February 2016)

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$25,138,292 (USA) (20 May 2016)
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Witches were believed to have a 'Witch's Teat', a special nipple or blemish with which they nursed their familiars and fed them blood. This is referenced when Katherine nurses the crow after signing the book. See more »

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The nails holding the chicken house together have modern round heads. 17th century cut nails would have rectangular heads. See more »

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William: [before the court] What went we out into this wilderness to find? Leaving our country, kindred, our fathers houses? We have travailed a vast ocean. For what? For what?
Governor: We must ask thee to be silent!
William: Was it not for the pure and faithful dispensation of the Gospels, and the Kingdom of God?
Old Slater: No More! We are *your* judges, and not you ours!
William: I cannot be judged by false Christians, for I have done nothing, save preach Christ's true Gospel.
Governor: Must you continue to dishonor the laws of the ...
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If the 17th Century could make a movie
18 May 2016 | by (Bulgaria Burgas / U.K. London) – See all my reviews

If people from the 17th Century could make a film about their deepest darkest horrors - it would look a lot like this movie! The Witch engrosses you in the time and place of its setting, it's a family drama, a horror and a folk tale. All interwoven together into a macabre ode of the times when people were frightened of the primeval darkness of the forests and the inexplicable twists of their wretched fates. Intense and gripping from the very beginning. With some of the most amazing acting I've seen by the youngest cast members. Fantastic movie for horror fans and a masterful period piece. I would recommend it highly to horror fans and fans of history and good cinema in general.


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