The VVitch: slow, but worth the fiery climax 😈🔥

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I’m about a year-and-a-half late to the party, but Robert Eggers’s The Witch, (stylized as The VVitch) is a sloooooow burn, but rewards those who stick it out until the awesome, blazing climax.  The Witch stars Ana Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, and Kate Dickie as an ostracized Puritan family, set in the richly historic 17th century New England (yes, around the Salem Witch trials period).  Tensions arise, and this deeply religious family reaches closer and closer to the brink of falling apart. Continue reading

Recap: My trip to “Witch City”! Salem, MA 🔮 The Ultimate Halloween town…

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The beautifully dark and ominous House of the 7 Gables

After many years of living for Halloween, I always dreamed of making the 5-and-a-half hour drive to the second oldest American city, Salem, Massachusetts, during its most-traveled-to month of the year, October.  This past weekend I finally got to experience the ultimate Halloween town for All Hallows’ Eve lovers like myself.  While it may be too late to book your own trip to Witch City for this Halloween, all spooky lovers should start planning for next year asap!  I won’t bore you with a minute-by-minute recap of my entire trip, but I’ll give you the highlights of the things that you absolutely must do whenever you make it out there yourself, as well as a handful of things I regret not spending more time on. Continue reading