Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Another week has passed, and we’re still firing on all pistons over here. We’re hustling our asses off to get production started on Screaming Soup! Season 4, taking some art jobs on the side, and working on our secondary vids for the site but did manage to watch some good monster flicks this past week. The one film on everyone’s lips we couldn’t ignore was the period piece about a family of pilgrims protecting their farm from an evil hag in the woods, The Witch.

Much like It Follows last year, this is the over-hyped game changing horror film that’s got every critic under its spell, not to mention 2 thumbs up from the satanic church! I won’t ruin anything for you, but I will say this film isn’t the full course meal of horror I expected. It’s an incredibly acted, superbly shot film that truly captures an authentically creepy look and feel of how shitty it was to live in the 17th century, but it was more tease than in your face fright I prefer to digest.

Focusing more on the breakdown of the family’s bond with games of “Tag, you’re a witch,” there’s very little confrontation between them and the actual villain they seldom acknowledge. This 93 minute ruin-my-Lifetime drama only offers fleeting seconds of horrific visuals I was really looking forward to; 2 scary hag shots , an uncomfortable death, one cool witch trap, a few seconds of what the fuck, a barn full of slaughtered farm animals, an uplifting ending that’s neat at best, and Black Phillip, the most amazing goat on screen next to Billy, who has the most effective scene in the whole shebang.

Sounds pretty negative, I know, but it’s a solid 3/5 film that’s worth a watch. I just wasn’t that pulled into the story, and it didn’t have enough crazy shit in it or family vs monster action for my taste. Really made me want to go back and re-watch Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. I’d recommend this flick to fans of The Shining, The Crucible, and ugly old women who think they can’t get work as actresses, but what do I know? I like killer tomato movies.

Other than that, be sure to catch up on Screaming Soup! Seasons 1-2 after watching the latest Season 3 episodes, check out this week’s Howl’n Hottie, read recent reviews for the newer horror films we’re watching in our R-Rated Reviews blog, and help us get the word out about the web’s #1 animated horror host show! Please use our social buttons in the upper right corner of the site and follow our tweets, subscribe to our Youtube channel, like our Facebook, watch and share all our vids, and keep that fan mail coming.

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