If you’ve seen Robert Eggers’ nightmarish folktale The VVitch, let me tell you right now: the curse of Black Phillip is real. We chicks have been trying to record and publish this episode for ages, months. Unexpected plan changes, power cuts, sudden illness, broken laptops… you name it, it happened to us. And that evil goat is the only rational explanation, so yeah, beware of Black Phillip.
And if you haven’t seen The VVitch, then you should know that it is set in 1630s New England. It follows a family outcasted by their community, now living at the edge of a dark woods where witchcraft and black magic abounds, struggling to stay alive while their plagued crops are rotting. Famine and disease tear this cursed family apart, and at the center of it all is Thomasin, the embodiment of female coming of age and inherent sexual growth. Also a black goat that may-or-may-not be the devil incarnated.
This is undoubtedly one of the year’s best films, and is quickly becoming one of my all-time favourite horror movies! But then, with its immersive historical accuracy, haunting visuals and soundtrack, and spot on storytelling, how could it not?
00:00 – 04:17 – Chick chatter
04:17 – 05:01 – Trailer
05:01 – 17:56 – Interesting Movie of the Fortnight
17:56 – 55:34 – The chicks talk about this year’s The VVitch
55:34 – 1:00:01 – Plugs and Goodbyes
Burn the Witch, by Radiohead
Isle of Wight, by Mark Korven (The VVitch Original Soundtrack)
Across The Universe, by Vandana Vishwas