The Witch has made a ground-breaking impact in the art-house film world for its innovative, minimalistic, and period piece approach to black-magic and witchcraft. While the film was generally liked by audiences, many objections to it were "it wasn’t really scary, just creepy." Is this true? Is horror in film merely having a demon jump scare the audience? The Witch should be applauded for actually bringing three dimensional characters and a powerful narrative into its inner workings; where most horror films completely fail. Is The Witch not true horror?
It would be a good idea in my opinion to discuss different aspects to the horror genre. Can a film be classed as horror even if there is no extreme use of violent visuals? It could lead onto how what scares audiences is subjective. – Ryan Errington6 years ago