Tag Archives: Robert Eggers

The Witch (2016)

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The Witch takes place in 17th Century New England and follows the story of a Pilgrim family who have left their home in Northern England to set up life in the New World.  But they are asked to leave their new religious community, and they travel with their belongings loaded on to one cart, to a remote farmland on the edge of the woods.  Soon after their arrival, their crop fails and the family’s new born baby vanishes from the care of the oldest daughter, Thomasin.  From here on in, the family begins to deteriorate as accusations of witchcraft, religious obsession and grief overtake their lives.  Continue reading

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