With The Witch, Robert Eggers showed the world that there were untold, new ways to tell horror stories. So, what can someone who has already reinvented a genre do as a follow up? Eggers decided to tell a new story based on the research of horrific authentic historical documents, and it works.
The Witch is an unconventional horror film in execution and in subtext. Rarely do horror films so actively interrogate colonial and contemporary gender politics in such an illuminating and liberating way.