IN a genre that too often relies on tired cliches, Robert Eggers’ stunning debut is one of the most disquieting horror movies in years, basing its frights on mindsets rather than monsters.
Playing out like a campfire folktale, the plot follows a family in 17th-century New England who are excommunicated from a Puritan community.
After setting up an isolated home near a foreboding forest, their youngest child goes missing. Fear and paranoia start to tear the family apart amid accusations of satanism, and they must discover where the true threat is coming from.
Directed by: Robert Eggers Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie