The Witch in the Window (2018)




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THE WITCH IN THE WINDOW focuses on separated father Simon and his estranged twelve year-old son, Finn, who head to Vermont to repair an old farmhouse and encounter the malicious spirit of a previous owner, an infamously cruel woman named Lydia. With every repair Simon makes, he's also making her spirit stronger... until a terrifying encounter leaves him doubting whether he can protect his son from the evil that's making its way into their heads, and hearts.


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All Critics (8)

The Witch in the Window never gels into anything substantial; if feels less like a full-fledged horror film than a muted, bargain-bin approximation of one.

December 6, 2018 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

Andy Mitton's The Witch In The Window is one of the most beautifully crafted horror films to hit screens in many years. Mitton's film is a perfectly precise piece of genre cinema, filled with wonderful character moments as well as skin-crawling scares.

October 20, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The Witch In The Window is a deliberately slow-paced, quietly sorrowful film about a man trying to reconnect with his family. By prioritizing character development, Mitton has crafted an emotionally rich film that...has the capacity to chill.

October 6, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Witch in the Window is unlikely to become the next big sleeper hit, but then it doesn't aspire to be - it aspires to tell a good scary story.

September 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Straightforward with a coda so telegraphed that it loses whatever emotional epiphany it was meant to deliver, The Witch in the Window is obvious, predictable, and stilted in its worst moments.

August 30, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The Witch in the Window is a valiant stab at injecting new life into an old and familiar tale.

August 23, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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