The Witch

Synopsis: New England, 1630: William and Katherine try to lead a devout Christian life, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness, with five children. When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another. 'The Witch' is a chilling portrait of a family unraveling within their own sins, leaving them prey for an inescapable evil.
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Director(s): Robert Eggers
Production: A24 Films
  41 wins & 64 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.8
Metacritic:
83
Rotten Tomatoes:
91%
R
Year:
2015
92 min
$19,239,494
Website
2,492 Views


What went we out into

this wilderness to find?

Leaving our country,

kindred,

our fathers houses?

We have travailed a vast ocean.

For what?

For what?

- We must ask thee to be silent!

Was it not for the pure and faithful

dispensation of the Gospels...

...and the Kingdom of God?

- No More!

We are your judges,

and not you ours!

I cannot be judged

by false Christians,

for i have done nothing...

...say preach

Christ true Gospel.

Must you continue to dishonor

the laws of the commonwealth...

...and the church with

your prideful conceit?

If my conscience sees it fit.

Then shall you be banished out

of this plantations liberties!

I would be glad on it.

Then take your leave,

and trouble us no further.

How sadly hath The Lord

testified against you.

Katherine.

Thomasin!

Come.

I will confess Jehovah

with all heart...

in secret and in

assembly of the just.

Great are the works

of our Lord Jehovah,

sought out of all that

in them do delight.

I here confess

I have lived in sin.

I have been idle of my work,

disobedient of mine parents,

neglectful of my prayer.

I have, in secret,

played upon thy sabbath,

and broken every one of thy

commandments in thought...

...followed the desires

of my own will,

and not the holy Spirit.

I know I deserve all shame

and misery in this life,

and everlasting hell-fire.

But I beg thee,

for the sake of thy Son.

Forgive me.

Show me mercy.

Show me thy light.

Thomasin!

There you are! There you are!

Where is Sam? Wheres Sam?

Where is that little man?

There you are! There you are!

Sam?

Samuel!

Thomasin.

Thomasin.

Sleep.

All will be well.

Sleep.

Caleb.

God give you good morrow.

All are still a-bed.

Save Mother.

No ease to rise on a grey day.

The Devil holds

fast your eyelids.

Wake them.

- No, let them be.

Thy mothers not

slept a night since.

We can search no longer, Caleb.

We cannot.

If not a wolf, that hungerd

have taken him yet.

Lets to The Wood.

I've been a-laying traps

for some while now.

Even before this new misery.

Within The Wood?

Will you not help thy father?

You and mother have always

forbad us to set foot there.

Caleb, our harvest

cannot last the winter.

We must capture our food

if we cannot grow it.

We will conquer this wilderness.

It will not consume us.

Art thou then born a sinner?

Aye. I was conceived in

sin, and born in iniquity.

And, what is thy birth sin?

Adam's sin imputed to me,

and a corrupt nature

dwelling within me.

Well-remembered Caleb.

Very well.

And canst thou tell me what

thy corrupt nature is?

My corrupt nature

is empty of grace,

bent unto sin, only unto

sin, and that continually.

Soft now.

We must layt again.

Was Samuel born in sinner?

How might then...

We pray he hath entered

Gods Kingdom.

What wickedness hath he done?

- Place faith in God, Caleb.

We'll speak no more

on thy brother.

Why?

He hath disappeared

not one week past,

yet you and Mother

utter not his name.

He is gone, Caleb.

- Tell me.

- Tell thee what?

- Is he in hell?

- Caleb!

Mother will not

stop her prayer...

And if died?

- If I died this day?

- What is this?

I hold evil in my heart.

My sins are not pardoned.

Thou art youngly yet.

An if God will not

hear my prayers?

- Caleb...

- Tell me!

Look you,

I love thee marvelous well,

but tis God alone, not man,

what knows who is a son of

Abraham and who is not.

Who is good and who is evil.

Fain would I tell thee

Sam sleeps in Jesus,

that thou wilt, that I will,

but I cannot tell thee that.

None can.

Caleb?

Where are these from?

From Indian Thom and Old Slater,

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Robert Eggers

Robert Eggers (born 1983) is an American film director, screenwriter and production designer, best known for his 2015 horror film The Witch. Eggers began his career as a designer and director of theatre productions in New York before transitioning to working in film. more…

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