The Witch

The Witch is historical period supernatural horror film which hit the theaters just this 2016. The movie is about a Puritan family who are forced to face the forces of evil in the woods beyond their farm in New England. Directed by Robert Eggers, the film stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Granger and Lucas Dawson.

The film is set in the 17th century in New England and starts with William who is in danger of being banished from a Puritan plantation, including his wife Katherine and their children, Thomasin, Caleb, and the twins, Mercy and Jonas. With the issue on the difference in the interpretation of the New Testament, the family decides to leave the Puritan plantation and start anew in secluded forest far away from the Puritan settlement. When Katherine’s new born baby, Samuel, disappears, the family learns that the infant was kidnapped by a witch who was living in the woods.

Katherine lives in agony, whereas William and Caleb hunts the witch in the forest. Caleb asks his father about his fate but he learns that William has traded Katherine’s silver cup for hunting supplies. Meanwhile, the twin play with their goat, whom they claim can speak. Katherine asks Thomasin about the silver cup and insinuating that the girl was at fault for the disappearance of the baby. That night, the children hear their parents sending Thomasin away.

The next morning, Thomasin goes with Caleb into the woods. When their dog chases a hare and Caleb starts to follow, Thomasin is left alone with the horse. The horse throws her and she is left unconscious. Meanwhile, Caleb gets lost in the woods before finding the corpse of their dog and encountering a beautiful woman in house in the middle of the word. Thomasin wakes and sees her father searching for her and her brother. Katherine blames Thomasin for taking her brother into the woods, while William confesses that he’s the one who sold Katherine’s silver cup.

That night, a naked Caleb returns and obviously suffering from some unknown illness. Her mother thinks that it was the work of a witch. When Caleb dies the next day, the twins accuse Thomasin of being a witch. Thomasin then reveals that the twins are talking to their goat. Left with no choice, their father locked the children in the goat stable.

The children wake up to see a naked old woman drinking the blood of a goat, whereas Katherine hallucinates about breastfeeding her baby which turned out to be black raven pecking on her breast. William sees the destroyed stable the next day, the dead goats, and finds out that the twins are missing. Meanwhile, Thomasin lies unconscious with blood stains on her hands. William is impaled by the black goat. Katherine tries to kill her daughter thinking that she killed her husband and the twins. Thomasin defends her self and kills her mother.

Thomasin discovers that the goat is no other than Satan, who then asks her to serve him. Thomasin then begins wandering the forest before she joins a cover of other witches.