Did ye make some unholy bond with that goat?
[to Jonas and Mercy] in ” The Witch “
There aren’t a lot of horror films that get under my skin ( in a creepy, yet delightful way ) but one did- it was the ” Witch ” written and directed by Robert Eggers.
When the film started I sat back for the ride- and I looked forward to seeing how the Witch would make her appearance. I was sort of in riding in the front car of a roller coaster mode.
But then Black Phillip hit the screen and when he went from being a sort of ‘pet’ or shall I say ‘scapegoat ‘ to the children to something far more sinister, the movie officially got under my skin.
I became emotionally invested in the story. I cared about what would happen to the characters next ( I couldn’t see that nothing good was in store for them but did it matter? Nope. They were all a little on the dark side as far as I was concerned and I figured there was no saving any of them. )
The point is, I cared about where this story was going.
By the end of the film when Black Phillip makes his long and much anticipated appearance I was on Team Black Phillip all the way.
Now here are some delicious photos an video clips of Black Phillip to enjoy- and if you are thinking about what to watch during the Halloween season, this movie is a must.