The Witch

A spine-tingling period horror starring Anya Taylor-Joy

A spine-tingling period horror starring Anya Taylor-Joy.

Mixing psychological and supernatural scares to chilling effect, this terrific horror movie is set in 1630 New England.

A Puritan settler family is gripped by suspicion and paranoia when Ralph Ineson and Kate Dickie blame their 15-year-old daughter (Taylor-Joy) after her baby brother goes missing from the homestead they’ve hacked out of the wilderness.

But is a witch in fact to blame?

With the tremendous cast making every moment count, this is a striking debut for writer-director Robert Eggers, who keeps us enthralled with his film’s skilful mix of folktale eeriness and period authenticity.

This film premieres on Netflix on Sunday 18 March.