I think HitFix said it right when their banner review on the trailer read: It feels like we're watching something we should not be seeing."
It is exactly how I felt and exactly how you should feel watching an authentic witch film. I immediately reverted back to the history of the Salem Witch Trials and the issue of accusation versus proof, hysteria and delusion versus supernatural. I liked that these issues could not be confused in this telling.
I'll warn you that the atrocities of this movie come few and far between. I am assuming atrocities are good things to you in the context of horror films. The suspense is built up as realistically as it can be creating a feeling of living in each of those moments. I'm reading a lot of reviews now that I've seen the movie, where people are upset, basically about zero jump scares or the type of fleeting blockbuster film making that takes away from what this film is trying to do. I'll warn you again, that if you're looking for something with instant gratification, some type of false death grip that leaves you after you leave the theater. This isn't for you. If you want something that stays with you long after the credits roll. Stay with me.
I love the pacing, I love the second guessing and I love the fire that draws me closer. Follow the voices. I was absolutely spellbound. Please, see it.
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