The actors in the film were very good, but they spend a lot of time building characters to have them fizzle out. I very much liked the story line, although its left with many plot holes. No explanations other than "shes a witch." They give you a vague background of her, they add flies to the set, but dont really complete her story. Is she dead inside? Is it the house istelf? Is she a witch or just a bitter old lady? I also very much enjoyed the creepy atmosphere in the beginning, as well as the way the wrapped up the ending. Just wanted more explanation.
The Witch in the Window (2018) 720p YIFY Movie
The Witch in the Window (2018)
The Witch in the Window is a movie starring Arija Bareikis, Alex Draper, and Zach Jette. When Simon brings his twelve year-old son, Finn, to rural Vermont to help flip an old farmhouse, they encounter the malicious spirit of Lydia,...
IMDB: 6.84 Likes
The Synopsis for The Witch in the Window (2018) 720p
When Simon brings his twelve year-old son, Finn, to rural Vermont to help flip an old farmhouse, they encounter the malicious spirit of Lydia, a previous owner. And now with every repair they make - she's getting stronger.
The Director and Players for The Witch in the Window (2018) 720p
The Reviews for The Witch in the Window (2018) 720p
Drama with horror elementsReviewed byamandakociszewskiVote: 5/10
Actually a very good, creepy movie. No gore, low budget, very well done.
Was pretty intrigued by the concept, which may not have been a new one but there was potential for it to be a creepy film if done right. The title is simple but certainly grabs the attention and is to the point. Some of my horror reviews recently sound indicates someone who dislikes the horror genre, quite the contrary, it's not my favourite genre but there are many watchable and more (even classic) films in it and there is appreciation for it (as with all genres old and new).
'The Witch in the Window' is certainly nowhere near close to being one of my worst recent film viewings and have definitely seen far worse throughout my life. However, a classic 'The Witch in the Window' is not and have also seen much better films recently. It is another one of those watchable films that doesn't quite do enough with its potential but doesn't squander it, which was a relief for me having seen a lot of potential wastes and was growing tired of them.
Starting with the good things, 'The Witch in the Window' does provide unsettlement visually, with ominous photography that has slickness if not always refinement. The setting and lighting similarly are spooky. It is hauntingly scored and there is evidence of focus and momentum in the directing.
Once it gets going, 'The Witch in the Window' does boast a good amount of skin-crawling suspense and unsettling scares. As well as a surprising emotional impact in a quietly sorrowful sort of way, there is evidence of character development here and while not rich it was hardly surface level. Actually found myself caring for the lead characters and their story, which did give the film its heart. The acting is pretty decent too.
However, 'The Witch in the Window' does take too long to get going and set up with a pretty dull first 20-25 minutes that could easily have been tightened. Worse was the ending, which on top of being too easily telegraphed too early was very rushed and muddled, as well as going overboard on the bitter-sweetness.
Much more could have been done with the titular character, who should have been the star of the show but the way she is utilised and written is one of the biggest drawbacks. She is scary but has a back-story that is badly under-developed with too many things on an explanation level left unclear and then confused when explanation is attempted. Throughout the dialogue is very stilted.
Altogether, watchable but lacking in too many areas. 5/10 Bethany Cox