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SIU Reviews: New Releases - The Witch

movie poster for The Witch

New on DVD this week (May 17) is the 2015 horror movie The Witch.  The film, set in 17th Century New England, tells the story of a Puritan farmer and his family and the despair that envelops them when their youngest child vanishes amidst the presence of evil forces.   Film critic Simone Becque takes a closer look in this edition of SIU Reviews.

Simone Becque is a doctoral candidate in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts at SIUC.  She is currently working on a dissertation about architectural space and the American television sitcom.