The Witch (2016)

Director
Robert Eggers

Main cast
Anya Taylor-Joy; Ralph Ineson; Kate Dickie; Harvey Scrimshaw; Lucas Dawson

Genres
Mystery, Horror

Description
New England in the 1630s: William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness. When their newborn son vanishes and crops fail, the family turns on one another. Beyond their worst fears, a supernatural evil lurks in the nearby wood.


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