Film preview: THE WITCH (15)

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SHOWCASE CINEMAS PETERBOROUGH, FROM FRIDAY

The best-reviewed horror in quite some time is an exquisitely made throwback to the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession in circa 1630 New England.

First-time director Robert Eggers has been heralded for his thought-provoking and visually compelling direction, which reportedly is a deeply unsettling and slow-burning exercise in terror – hence the rave reviews Stateside.