Horror Case Files: The Witch (2015)

The Witch

It is the 4th annual Horror Case Files! The Witch is not for everyone. When it first came out with high praise, I hopped down to the theaters. During the viewing, people were walking out of the theaters. With people walking out of the theaters, and high praise I wasn’t too sure where this movie was going. A mind blowing slow burn ending or big a disappointment.

Don’t know what Horror Case Files is? Every October there is a mini review on a horror movie every day of that month. It’s a great time waster at work and you might find some hidden gems, or avoid some hot messes. Horror Case Files reveal the background story, kill count, most creative kill, the killer(s), and what happened to the killer(s). WARNING! SPOILERS if you continue.


In the 17th Century a family is banished from their town, due to different beliefs in the Bible. They try to start a new life in the forest where their newborn goes missing.

Kill Count

1 baby
3 people
1 pair of twins missing


1 sort of, bloody boob being pecked by a crow, and naked witches

Most Creative Kill

Being impaled by a ram

The Killer(s)

I guess there would be 2. A witch, not much is known about her, and the family goat Black Phillip, who turns out to be Satin. The witch kills the baby to make flying ointment.

What Happened to the Killer(s)

Thomasin, the only family member left, ends up talking to Black Phillip, who takes human form. He tells Thomasin he will show things if she signs a book. She does and Black Phillip leads her to the forest where she sees a bunch of witches dancing around a fire. As the witches start to levitate, so does she, manically laughing.


Horror Case Files Verdict
I can only recommend this to horror fans with an open mind. For all others, they might turn it off before finishing or not get what the director was going for. The Witch does not rely on gimmicks or jumps scares. It develops its characters while introducing a bleak atmosphere. The cinematography and acting were top, and there are just some unforgettable images that will never be forgotten. Like the crow pecking a lady’s boob, while she is laughing deliriously. Might be a pickup for some, for some others, a watch is enough.

Random Info I got from this File:
    • Babies are needed to make flying oinment
    • A black goat could be the devil
    • Don’t make out with a random person in the middle of the woods
File Status: 9 out of 10
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Graphic designer by day, and movie blogger whenever I can. Been watching films in the 80s and never lost the love for it. Started Movie Case Files in 2012, and kept writing random reviews ever since. Besides movies, I like watching UFC, collecting retro video games, spending time with the wife, and bacon.

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