Live deliciously with us as we discuss 2015’s “The Witch” on the Spookshow and why it’s a film that tends to get so much love.
Wouldst thou like to live deliciously? This week it’s Professor Smoak’s choice, and he went with one of his favorites from the last decade, “The Witch” from 2015! Join us as we talk about this modern classic from Robert Eggers in his feature-length film debut!
The Witch (stylized as The VVitch, and subtitled A New-England Folktale) is the debut feature film from Eggers, as well as the debut film appearance from now-superstar Anya Taylor-Joy.
Set in the 1630s, it follows a Puritan family who encounters forces of evil in the woods beyond their New England farm. The film premiered at Sundance and was widely released by A24. It was a critical and financial success, grossing $40 million against a $4 million budget. It helped usher in the age of “elevated” or arthouse horror and established A24 as a premier distributor of intelligent, subversive, and critically acclaimed indie horror and genre films.
The Witch is considered by many to be one of the best horror films of 2016 and often finds its way on many critic lists citing the best horror films of the decade. It’s also widely viewed as one of the best modern/post-2000 horror films. Tune in as we discuss the reasons for all that love!
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Since 2018, the All-American Spookshow team has reviewed Horror, Cult, Action flicks, and, of course, total crap, so you don’t have to — but we encourage you to nonetheless. Every 2 weeks, the gang reviews a Horror movie, with spoilers, alternating between older films (1999-back) & newer films (2000-present). Every other week, they alternate between a few different series, Spookshow Spotlight, Cult Corner, and Cannon Fodder.