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« on: October 05, 2017, 08:23:05 PM »

This is the kind of movie that builds slowly and lingers long in memory, getting into your head as effectively as that worm that boogied in Chekhov's brain in The Wrath of Khan, returning later to taunt in the dead of night, making lines you laughed at in the height of day, lines about eating butter, and lines about a goat named Black Phillip, seem disturbing later, and for all those reasons I salute the makers of VVITCH for managing to give us authentic horror set in a period (the deodorant-less 17th century) that rarely gets much onscreen time despite being grossly rich in potential, so on a scale of a (Showgirls-like) F- to an (LA Confidential-ish) A+ I give it a sound B+ and say it's a good flick that's worth ninety-three minutes of time as your fleeting life dwindles away and death (and according to the characters in VVITCH Hellfire) await you, so, sure, if that's how you want to invest an hour and a half of the scant time you have remaining in a life that's---face it---mostly gone, by all means do because VVITCH was really quite enjoyable in a getcha-later fashion, so cheerfully say I as I spread good will to one and all.
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2017, 09:30:43 PM »

I thought it was "meh".  Not scary.  The most interesting thing about it is the very understated implication that Thomasin was Thomas's bastard child with another woman, and that is what allowed Satan/Black Philip/Mr. Dark/whatever he was to get his hooks into the family.
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2017, 06:24:11 AM »

I liked the way this one captured the Puritans' steadfast conviction that the devil was lurking in every corner, just waiting for us to give him an opportunity to jack with us.  Also the actress who played Thomasina was just brilliant; she's been excellent in every role I have seen her in.
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2017, 08:56:40 AM »

I thought it was "meh".  Not scary.  The most interesting thing about it is the very understated implication that Thomasin was Thomas's bastard child with another woman, and that is what allowed Satan/Black Philip/Mr. Dark/whatever he was to get his hooks into the family.
I missed the implication about Thomasin's parentage and now you got me thinking.
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2017, 01:29:07 PM »

I missed that, too.

I always figured, whatever the reason they were ostracized from the initial community was the reason they were more vulnerable (although the town learning of this implication could have been the catalyst).

It's been awhile since I watched it, but I loved it.
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