A family in the 1630’s is torn apart at the seems by dark forces, witch craft and black magic.
Robert Eggers managed to rock me to my core with fear and suspense. It takes a lot to unnerve me, but the tone he manages to set here is one unlike I’ve seen. I felt like I was sitting out in the distance, watching this family go through the turmoil of losing its youngest member.
The performances are stellar. The actors who portray family all are amazing. They pull of that 1630 speak, and tone of voice to a t. Anya Taylor-Joy has the best performance of them all as Thomasin, oldest sister to three siblings, with a son of her own. You see the pain that she is going through.
This is a genuinely creepy film. Robert Eggers is a first time director and he did some tremendous work here. No budget, no actors with big names, and a desolate setting. What Eggers did shouldn’t be understated.