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Robert Eggers won't make The Witch 2

03.01.2016by: Eric Walkuski
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THE WITCH is dividing horror fans as fiercely as any major genre release I can think of in recent years. Some, like myself, found it to be truly unnerving and disturbing. Others just don't see what the fuss is about, and in the most extreme cases, folks are downright loathing it. (The Arrow is somewhere in the middle, giving it a 7/10 but admitting he didn't think it was scary.) I maintain that it creeped me out in a big way and I can't wait to sit with it again and again. And even if it didn't have that effect on me, I cannot fathom hating it as much as some genre fans do. Is it just because it was overhyped, or do they genuinely think it's a terrible movie? I can only presume the debate on this one will rage on for years to come.

Something the lovers and haters of THE WITCH can probably agree on? It doesn't need a sequel (really, where else is there to go with it?). And, thankfully, we won't be getting one. Director Robert Eggers said as much during a recent interview with EW, telling the site:

I think Im stealing the words from another director I cannot place, but if I wanted to know what happens after the last shot of the film, I would have made a longer movie.

Well said. Eggers currently has a full dance card anyhow: He's working on a Rasputin miniseries, a potential remake of NOSFERATU, and a medieval epic called THE KNIGHT. Whatever he chooses first, there will be plenty of eyes on Eggers as he delves into his sophomore feature.


Our interview with Eggers and THE WITCH's Anya Taylor-Joy

Extra Tidbit: Did you love or hate THE WITCH? If neither, how did you feel about it?
Source: EW

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5:45PM on 03/02/2016
Great horror films do not NEED sequels. Studios think repeating what was successful is where the money is at, but no... making quality movies is what will bring them more success. I've also heard of possible sequels to It Follows and Cabin in the Woods, we don't need them and personally I don't want them.
Great horror films do not NEED sequels. Studios think repeating what was successful is where the money is at, but no... making quality movies is what will bring them more success. I've also heard of possible sequels to It Follows and Cabin in the Woods, we don't need them and personally I don't want them.
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4:02PM on 03/01/2016

I loved The Witch, but it really doesn't need a sequel

I wouldn't mind a different type of movie set in the same period, using the same tactics though. They didn't even need the witch in the movie, just panning to the woods was fuckin creepy every time they did it. I would love to see a movie like this but about Roanoke the Lost Colony. Don't even go into the disappearance, just have that be the last shot, the colony totally empty. Have 90 minutes of atmospheric horror to go with it. I love the style of this movie and I really am psyched about the
I wouldn't mind a different type of movie set in the same period, using the same tactics though. They didn't even need the witch in the movie, just panning to the woods was fuckin creepy every time they did it. I would love to see a movie like this but about Roanoke the Lost Colony. Don't even go into the disappearance, just have that be the last shot, the colony totally empty. Have 90 minutes of atmospheric horror to go with it. I love the style of this movie and I really am psyched about the Rasputin series the director is putting out next.
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