Ep. 42: The Witch (2015) - Marvelous Well


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This week we're living deliciously and talking about The VVitch! Topics of discussion include but aren't limited to: fear of feminine power, the history of the puritans, mothers & daughters, and Satanism! --- Thanks to Lily LeBlanc for our theme song: www.lilythecomposer.com Buy some delicious coffee from our sponsor: www.recesscoffee.com Resources: “Female Freedom and Fury in The Witch” by David Sims https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/02/robert-eggers-the-witch-female-empowerment/470844/ Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Witch_(2015_film) “Why ‘The Witch’ is the scariest historical film ever” by Melissa J. Gismondi http://theconversation.com/why-the-witch-is-the-scariest-historical-film-ever-85068 “The Witch: A New England Folktale” Review (Journal of Religion & Film) by Stephen Stensrud https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1602&context=jrf “The Witch is Sinister, Smart, and Wildly Feminist” by Scott Pierce https://www.wired.com/2016/02/the-witch-demonization-women/ How Much Does ‘The Witch’ Get Right About Real Witchcraft? By Greg Cwik https://www.indiewire.com/2016/02/how-much-does-the-witch-get-right-about-real-witchcraft-67796/ All The Witch’s Most WTF Moments, Explained: A Spoiler-Filled Interview With the Director by Forrest Wickman https://slate.com/culture/2016/02/the-witch-director-robert-eggers-on-the-real-history-behind-the-movies-most-wtf-scenes.html “The Witch” Review by Gibson, Gerard, The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies https://www.questia.com/read/1P3-4260297291/the-witch ‘The Witch’ Will Transport You to Another World ?— ?A Beautiful, but Terrifying One by Lee Jutton http://www.btchflcks.com/2017/11/the-witch-will-transport-you-to-another-world.html#.W_Lz0XpKiu4 The Threat of Feminine Power in ‘The Witch’ by Josh Bradley http://www.btchflcks.com/2016/10/the-witch-and-the-threat-of-feminine-power.html#.W_Lz1npKiu4 ‘The Witch’ and Legitimizing Feminine Fear by Josephine Maria Yanasak-Leszczynski http://www.btchflcks.com/2016/04/the-witch-and-legitimizing-feminine-fear.html#.W_Lz2HpKiu4 ‘The Witch’ and Female Adolescence in Film by Maria Ramos http://www.btchflcks.com/2016/03/the-witch-and-female-adolescence-in-film.html#.W_Lz4HpKiu4 IN HORROR FILM “THE WITCH,” TERROR STEMS FROM PURITANICAL CONTROL OF WOMEN by Britt Ashley https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/horror-film-witch-terror-stems-puritanical-control-women “The Witch director Robert Eggers talks about bringing Puritan fears to a modern world” by Tasha Robinson https://www.theverge.com/2016/2/19/11059130/the-witch-director-robert-eggers-interview Robert Eggers on 'The Witch', Familial Trauma, and the Supernatural by VICE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGNrHzCXpTM “THE WITCH ISN’T AN EMPOWERMENT NARRATIVE AND THAT’S WHY IT’S GREAT” by Jess Joho https://killscreen.com/articles/the-witch-isnt-an-empowerment-narrative-and-thats-why-its-great/ “By turning fantasy into reality, The Witch exposes society’s fear of female sexuality” by Eleanor Margolis https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/feminism/2016/03/turning-fantasy-reality-witch-exposes-society-s-fear-female-sexuality Women and Religion in Early America, 1600-1850: The Puritan and Evangelical Traditions by Helena M. Wall https://www.questia.com/read/1P3-112535269/women-and-religion-in-early-america-1600-1850-the Lewd Women and Wicked Witches: A Study of the Dynamics of Male Domination by Marianne Hester https://www.questia.com/read/103903755/lewd-women-and-wicked-witches-a-study-of-the-dynamics Faculty of Horror Podcast - Episode 60: Witches in Film Part 3: http://www.facultyofhorror.com/2018/03/episode-60-season-of-the-witch-witches-in-film-part-3-the-witch-2015-and-the-autopsy-of-jane-doe-2016/

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