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 inconceivable evil.
The spelling of the title "The VVitch" is how the word was written in the story's period because the letter "W" was not yet in common use at the time. See more »
One mistake in the dialogue is the incorrect usage of the personal pronouns "Thou" and "You".
During the 17th century, "You" was reserved for formal situations, and when one was addressing someone of higher status/rank. "Thou", on the other hand, was used in personal/informal settings and between peers and close relations (similar to French Tu vs. Vous).
Throughout the film, the characters use thou and you interchangeably, however a close-knit family such as theirs would not have likely addressed each other with the formal "You". See more »
[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?
We must ask thee to be silent!
Was it not for the pure and faithful dispensation of the Gospels, and the Kingdom of God?
No More! We are *your* judges, and not you ours!
I cannot be judged by false Christians, for I have done nothing, save preach Christ's true Gospel.
Must you continue to dishonor the laws of the ...
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Everything about this film was creepy, from the surroundings to certain animals within the film. A must watch for true horror fans. I loved how the tension builds, it kept me on the edge of my seat throughout.
Some may say it's a slow burner but I did not find this to be the case at all. It was truly atmospheric and gave me genuine chills in some parts. The characters, even the small children, played their parts brilliantly and this certainly adds to the tension of the film. A few parts were a little hard to understand (accent wise) but this does not deter from the tension this film brings at all. Overall, anyone looking for a genuinely creepy film, who has an open mind and has the ability to think about things, then this film is for you
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