The Witch

2015 R 1h 32m Blu-ray / DVD

The Witch

2015 R 1h 32m Blu-ray / DVD
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In this unsettling tale of horror set in the 17th century, a family of devout Christian homesteaders on the edge of the New England wilderness faces hardships so extreme that they begin to fear the devil is lurking among them.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen 1.85:1
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
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age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Witch, while fascinating, is very intense and has quite a bit of blood and gore. Guns and blades are briefly shown, and characters and animals are harmed and killed. A crow pecks at a woman's breast, a goat gores a man, a bloody chicken fetus is shown, and a girl is thrown from a horse. A baby is kidnapped, and it's implied that witches have ground him up. There's also full-frontal female nudity (nonsexual in nature), and witches' bare breasts and bottoms are seen. A pre-teen boy ogles his sister's cleavage. The same boy appears naked, but nothing sensitive is shown. Swearing is limited to "damn" and "hell." While the movie's slow, thoughtful nature may turn off some gorehounds, it could actually help it appeal to more thoughtful audiences as well.

Sexual Content

Brief nonsexual full-frontal female nudity. Naked witches' breasts and bottoms. Boy ogles his older sister's cleavage; he's later seen naked, but nothing sensitive is shown.


Frequent blood and gore. Characters die, including children. Slicing with a blade. Suggestions of a kidnapped baby being ground up by witches. A crow pecks at a woman's breast. Brief guns and shooting; a gun backfires. Bloody chicken fetus on the ground. Animals sliced open. Girl thrown from horse. Man gored by a goat.


"Hell" and "damn."

Social Behavior

Subtly asks viewers to wonder whether believing in something is good or bad, and offers complex ideas about belief and tolerance.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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