When you come across a great film, it’s always a good idea to do some research and check out other movies that are in the same sphere, so to speak. With our If You Liked series we intend to do just that. Each week we’ll be presenting you with a selection of films you’ll love “if you liked” that week’s particular highlighted movie and/or director.
This week’s film recommendations are based on the recently released horror film, The Witch. Set in 1630 New England, the plot follows a Puritan farmer, his wife and four of their children. When youngest son Samuel suddenly vanishes, the family blames Thomasin, the oldest daughter who was watching the boy at the time of his disappearance. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, twin siblings Mercy and Jonas suspect Thomasin of witchcraft, testing the clan’s faith, loyalty and love to one another.
Today we’ll be sharing with you six other horror-esque films that you’re sure to love – The Blair Witch Project (1999), Rosemary’s Baby (1968), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Suspiria (1977), The Village (2004) and The Wicker Man (1973).
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Found video footage tells the tale of three film students who’ve traveled to a small town to collect documentary footage about the Blair Witch, a legendary local murderer. Over the course of several days, the students interview townspeople and gather clues to support the tale’s veracity. But the project takes a frightening turn when the students lose their way in the woods and begin hearing horrific noises.
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
A young wife comes to believe that her offspring is not of this world. Waifish Rosemary Woodhouse and her struggling actor husband Guy move to a New York City apartment building with an ominous reputation and odd neighbors Roman and Minnie Castavet. When Rosemary becomes pregnant she becomes increasingly isolated, and the truth is revealed only after Rosemary gives birth.
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Set in 1799, Sleepy Hollow is based on Washington Irving’s classic tale “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” The plot follows police constable Ichabod Crane sent from New York City to investigate a series of murders in the village of Sleepy Hollow by a mysterious Headless Horseman.
When Suzy travels to Germany to attend ballet school, she arrives late on a stormy night and she sees another student fleeing from the school. When the student reaches her apartment, she is ultimately murdered. The next day, Suzy is admitted to her new school, but has a difficult time settling in. She hears noises, and often feels ill. As more people die, Suzy uncovers the terrifying secret history of the place.
The Village (2004)
In 1897, an isolated village maintains an uneasy pact with deadly, inhuman creatures living beyond their borders. As long as the villagers do not enter the surrounding woods, the creatures leave them alone. When Lucius Hunt is seriously injured, Ivy, Lucius’ love, is chosen to travel through the woods to get medicine at a nearby town.
The Wicker Man (1973)
Sergeant Howie arrives on the small Scottish island of Summerisle to investigate the report of a missing child. A conservative Christian, the policeman observes the residents’ frivolous sexual displays and strange pagan rituals, particularly the temptations of Willow, daughter of the island magistrate, Lord Summerisle. The more Sergeant Howie learns about the islanders’ strange practices, the closer he gets to tracking down the missing child.
If you liked The Witch, we highly recommend checking out The Blair Witch Project (1999), Rosemary’s Baby (1968), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Suspiria (1977), The Village (2004) and The Wicker Man (1973).
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