Errementari is set in 19th century Basque Country and encompasses elements of fantasy and horror--automatically sold, but the film boasts nice cinematography, stunning locations [especially deep in the woods] and I loved the devil/demon/creature designs. Uma Bracaglia was adorable and sympathetic as our brave old soul/little girl. A visual feast for your eyes.
I'm not sure if there's anything that feels more traditionally Halloween in America than sitting in the kitchen, having a cup of coffee and watching Halloween III on television at 9am, the sun shining through the windows, the wind howling & tossing leaves around, patiently waiting for the movie to return after commercials advertising local haunted houses or spooky specials of other shows. I'm glad I was able to experience this at my mom's in Western New York, I am really feeling the Halloween spirit today.
Let's get this out of the way, The Witch is a horror film, you can put it in all of your other subcategories but, at its very core--it's a genre film whether you feel comfortable with the classification or not.
This film covers the horrors of colonialism, emigration, religious conviction, starvation, witch trials, patriarchy, puberty, loss, and if methodically exposing each of these very horrifying real life tribulations isn't terrifying and alarming enough, there's a god damn witch and evil…
After having over a meter (3 feet for my fellow Americans) of snow fall on us in just a few days, the isolated and trapped feeling gave us great cause to want to watch the ultimate cabin fever-in the depth of winter film. Regardless of how many times one has seen The Shining, it never loses that overwhelming sense of dread.
As soon as Jack Torrance is in frame, that uneasy feeling takes over. I feel as though I wish…