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Movie Info & Cast


A farmer is cast out of his colonial plantation and forced to move his family to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest rumored to be controlled by witches. Almost immediately, strange and unsettling things begin to happen-the animals turn violent, the crops fail, and one of the children disappears, only to return seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. As suspicion and paranoia mount, everyone begins to point the finger at teenage daughter Thomasin. They accuse her of witchcraft, which she adamantly denies...but as circumstances become more and more treacherous, each family member's faith, loyalty, and love will be tested in shocking and unforgettable ways.


  • Anya Taylor-Joy
  • Ralph Ineson
  • Kate Dickie
  • Harvey Scrimshaw
  • Ellie Grainger
  • Lucas Dawson
  • Julian Richings
  • Bathsheba Garnett
  • Sarah Stephens
  • Daniel Malik

Did You Know?


  • The premise is based on America's first witch hysteria, set sixty-two years before the infamous "Salem Witch Trials" in colonial Massachusetts.
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  • When Thomasin is milking a goat in the barn, there are several quick cuts between her and Mercy. Each time we cut to Thomasin, her goat is positioned at slightly different angles.
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    • Black Phillip: Wouldst thou like to live deliciously?
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Verified Review

I felt the presence of Satan watching this film. At the end the whole theater erupted into demonic chanting. Forgive me Father!

Matthew S
Verified Review

The VVitch VVas The VVorst

Chris M


Feb 16, 2016

This is the kind of serious horror movie that will live in your head for days afterward, like a bad dream that’s difficult to shake.

Metacritic review by Dan Callahan
Dan Callahan
Feb 14, 2016

The Witch’s greatest asset is its precisely controlled menace, and so even when nothing terrifying is happening, it feels like something ominous could be unleashed at any moment.

Metacritic review by Tim Grierson
Tim Grierson
Screen International
Jan 26, 2015

Writer-director Robert Eggers' debut feature impresses on several fronts, notably in the performances, historical feel and visual precision, but the overall effect is relatively subdued and muted, probably too much so for mainstream scare fans.

Metacritic review by Todd McCarthy
Todd McCarthy
The Hollywood Reporter