The Witch is only slightly less unsettling when recut as a Wes Anderson movie

Whether or not Robert Eggers’ period-set horror film The Witch is truly scary might be up for debate, but it’s hard to argue that it isn’t at least pretty unsettling. It’s the sort of movie that keeps you on edge for as long as possible, keeping the especially horrible stuff mostly out of sight right up until the goat…

24 hours of horror with the new masters of the genre

As as become a tradition here at The A.V. Club, in honor of every creepy kid’s favorite holiday, this year we’ve once again summoned our experts in the art of horror to put together a hypothetical 24-hour movie marathon guaranteed to keep you up at night. (Beyond, you know, the 24 hours you’ve already been awake.) And…

The Witch director Robert Eggers on Fellini, feminism, and period-accurate candlelight

Arriving with endorsements from Stephen King and some honest-to-goodness Satanists, Robert Eggers’ The Witch is poised to become the breakout horror hit of the year. Winner of the Best Director award at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, Eggers’ film is a meticulously researched, beautifully shot dark historical…