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Episode 146 – The Witch

We’re talking about the Witch, including the history of Calvinism, the appeal of witches, and whether the film’s ending is empowering or not!

Let’s talk about Robert Eggers’ film The Witch, following the torment of a Puritan family by a group of malevolent witches! Or maybe it’s just really that they’re tormenting themselves. We’re talking about the history of Calvinism, the appeal of witches, and whether the film’s ending is empowering or not!

Some Sources You Might Find Interesting:

“Folk Horror: Hours Dreadful and Things Strange” by Adam Scovell

Kill List: The Folk Horror Revival by What’s So Great About That?

Witch by Brandon Grafius

Revolting bodies : abjection and the monstrous feminine in The Witch by Ann McKenzie Roge

‘I am That Very Witch’: On The Witch, Feminism, and Not Surviving Patriarchy by Laurel Zwissler

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