"Hagazussa" is often compared to "The Witch" and the similarities between the themes and cinematography are obvious, but even so, in the end, I didn't feel like I had watched a copy. In fact, at times, the intensity of "Hagazussa" exceeds that of the creepiest moments of Robert Eggers' classic.
Dialogues are minimal (and spoken in an Austrian dialectal variant of the German language for greater authenticity) and movements are slow and delicate, perfectly matching the calm and gloomy atmosphere of the desolate mountain where the protagonist lives.
An eternal silence that is only broken by the howl of the winds cutting through the trees and whispers from deep within the woods calling your name.
"Hagazussa" has an exquisite production…