Episode 01.01: The Witch

Scene from The Witch of Thomasin, a teenage girl dressed in 15th century clothing, standing alone and bloodied in front of a cabin

A slow-burn witch tale turned on its head. We explore how director Robert Eggers uses film to guide our perception to tell this tale of survival against the wilds in New England. Masculine toxicity, isolationism, coming of age, and general fear of the unknown play a key role in this film as we continually question: what’s really witchcraft and what’s not.

If you liked The Witch, you might also like:

  • Fall of the House of Usher, Edgar Allan Poe (internal disintegration)
  • We have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirley Jackson (family dynamics)

Episode 0: About the Podcast

Quiet Little Horrors is a new podcast discussing films of quiet horror. In this first intro episode, get quick insight into how the podcast was born and what your hosts, Jessi and Jen, hope to accomplish in Season 1. You’ll hear what we love about these types of movies, why we are drawn to them, and how we think they are a rising sub-genre in the industry.