The Witch

Lists: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Dark Fantasy, Historical

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 891 (Rank from 2015: # 31)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 41.18%
Regular 47.06%
Half-Popped 11.76%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Danilo Castro97(full review)
Gorgon Reviews97(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman90 - An excellent horror film that will stick with you.
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Cinematic Katzenjammer Nick90
Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes85(full review)
Dan O'Neill85(full review)
Zach Murphy85(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown80 - The Witch might just be the start of another good year in the horror genre in the wake of last year's breakouts It Follows and Crimson Peak.
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Movie Waffler Eric Hillis80(full review)
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin80(full review)
Sean Kelly80(full review)
George McCann75
Brittani Burnham of Rambling Film71(full review)
Dave Examines Movies70(full review)
Bryan Lienesch65 - Humanity's capacity for paranoia is the real villain here.
David Baruffi61(full review)

People Involved

  • Anya Taylor-Joy (Thomasin)
  • Ralph Ineson (William)
  • Kate Dickie (Katherine)
  • Harvey Scrimshaw (Caleb)
  • Lucas Dawson (Jonas)
  • Ellie Grainger (Mercy)
  • (Director)