It’s classed as a horror, but is really a psychological drama, with around three, mostly poor jump scares, added in to merit being considered one.
When the film was first being marketed they were using the tag line “What is Morgan” which was cool but then it became clear this was about a robot, or an A.I and the film became a little less interesting. The film is directed by Ridley Scott’s son so we know at least through his father and some of the other film’s he’s worked on he would be could in the sci-fi world.
Outsider Casey (Taylor-Joy), attending a party none of her classmates want her at, is kidnapped along with Marcia (Sula) and Claire (Richardson) by an eerily calm and focused man who swiftly incapacitates Claire’s father, enters the car the girls are waiting in and knocks them all out before driving away.
The Witch is a psychological horror from Robert Eggers who makes his directorial debut. The film focuses on William and his excommunicated family, who’ve left their puritan settlement in England behind following a religious disagreement.