A short review on the movie The Witch (released 2015/2016 by Robert Eggers).
I was waiting for the movie a couple of months. My impatience was based on the trailer i have seen once. I thought then, finally a movie that will set the right mood for the occult and give it back its thrilling dignity on the movie scene. But i guess i was disappointed. i usually abstain from writing negative impressions, but i feel somehow forced to splatter some ink here. The whole movie is filled with dialogue that is more suitable to an ancient English play, in other word words, rare scenes with action, witchcraft or anything occult related. The thrilling scenes were the ones shown on the trailer. Can you imagine one hour and a half waiting for the kind of scenes that will make you shit in your pants but there is none. Well I am sure the director and his staff had the perfect talent and technology to make us dive and never come back from an alienating movie. Alienating from the goodness of the human nature. I say this because the few scenes with witches were heavenly performed. The scene that showed a very attractive witch, the fog, the green house, darkness around, that was just perfect. Another scene is the old naked witch drinking blood, that was so realistic because it shows how fucking scary to come across an old, naked and evil female sucking blood from some beast. The last scene was also very good showing witches dancing around fire and in full levitation. These scenes were perfect but very short and lasted less than a minute. I am still disappointed because i still didn’t find my dream occult movie. The Blair witch project (book of shadows too) is till now one of my best movies in this genre.