Yeah, you read that right, but don’t worry it sounds a lot scarier than what it actually is. The Witch is a movie that premiered last year at the Sundance Film Festival and is now making its way to regular audiences (not to say that people that go to the Sundance Film Festival aren’t regular). The Witch, however, is expected to do more than simply scare audiences, at least according to the national spokesperson for Satanic Temple, Jex Blackmore (the name fits). He states the film will “signal the call-to-arms for a Satanic uprising against the tyrannical vestiges of bigoted superstitions,” which sounds pretty scary because the word Satanic is in there.
The story of The Witch revolves around a family that moves into the scary part of the forest, and that was their first mistake because I bet the not scary part of the forest would have brought them fewer problems. Set in 1630’s New England The Witch puts a family’s strength to the test the teenage daughter is accused of witchcraft due to crops dying, kids missing, and animals going on violent episodes. The daughter denies this allegations (as anyone would), but soon enough even the family begin to have their doubts.
Screenings for The Witch will begin February 10 at The Satanic Temple of New York City alongside interactive performances and ritualized pronouncements of a new Satanic Era (it’s starting to sound scary again).There will also be screening in Los Angeles (February 12), Austin (February 16), and Detroit (to be determined), but none of them will be held on Valentine’s Day because I don’t see this being a very a good date movie.
According to critics, The Witch is genuinely a terrifying film and I’m almost inclined to believe that. The way they’re getting ready to premiere this film alongside with all these ominous statements by people like Mr. Blackmore is making uneasy. Will The Witch bring forth the revolution Blackmore speaks of or will it just be another horror movie?
Luis is a generally great person to be around with unfortunately with his sense of humor you never know when he’s being serious. He plays enough video games to consider himself more than a novice and possibly watches too much tv.