October Special: the best witch movies

More of our recommended movies for Halloween .

Still from the movie 'The Witch'

For this month, enjoy this special with the best witch movies. / Photo: YT / A24

LatinamericanPost| Juliana Rodriguez Pabón

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For this list of recommended films we have adhered to the traditional figure of the witch, as we will make another with women with different powers. Here you will see witch recommendations in the most traditional sense: coven, wart, black cat and broom. Here are our five recommended movies to see in this month of the witches.

Hocus pocus (1993)

We start perhaps with the least terrifying of our recommendations. This classic 90s about the most horrible but funniest witches from Disney. Here you will see three witches who have awakened in modern Salem, 1993, after having slept for centuries as a result of a spell they made to save themselves from the extermination of the Salem witches. Thus, we will see them deal with the modern era after having survived the greatest extermination in history and having accidentally woken up on a Halloween night. 

Suspiria (1977)

We also recommend this horror play by Italian director Dario Argento. In it, a young woman enters a ballet academy only to witness atrocious mysteries that hide the witchcraft that happens in the academy. Although there is a new version of this plot, made by the also Italian Lucca Guadagnino in 2018, we recommend the original by Argento, because besides being more scary and terrible, it is less misogynistic and simple. Argento manages to represent in this feature film the mystery and fear that witches cause in men.

The Witch (2015)

Among our recommendations, perhaps this is the most historically rigorous. This film, Robert Eggers' first work, takes place in the 17th century. A puritan family has been exiled from their village and must now survive in the countryside without many resources and next to a mysterious forest. The eldest daughter, then, begins to become a woman and, with this, they will also begin to witness mysterious events that will turn the eyes of the family on her. It also captures very well the fear of women who are neither daughters nor mothers and is also a great horror movie.

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The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Pioneer in the genre that would later become a trend: mockumentary horror. With this film there was even a whole campaign that suggested that the recordings were real. It is a feature film recorded in the first person with a single camera. A group of students will investigate the incidents of the Blair Witch with the intention of uncovering the mystery behind such incidents, but they will find that they themselves are another incident. We will see them run and flee from the witch through the lens of the camera that they themselves have brought for their investigation.

The Witches (1990)

Another 90s classic, but this time less funny and more nightmarish. It is the adaptation of the Roald Dahl story and a favorite for children and young people. While this is not a horror movie, it can be quite scary for some. We will see a boy and his grandmother fight a coven of little witches. These witches, whose leader is played by Angelica Huston, Morticia Adams herself, look gross, old, warty and will do anything to feast on children.