The Witch in the Window Reviews

February 2, 2021
Simon and his son, Finn, go to spend a few weeks doing up an old house, where they encounter its previous owner, Lydia (deceased).
December 16, 2020
A simple yet solid paranormal story.
April 11, 2020
It's not particularly divisive, it's just not entertaining for all. It's definitely worth a watch for how it approaches things and what it does with its central subject.
May 27, 2019
The Witch In The Window is a harrowing, scorchingly poignant and devastating glimpse into societal fears that have redefined family dinner conversations.
April 10, 2019
The Witch in the Window has some creative spooks, an interesting villain, and a few good soundbites, but like Simon's house - it still feels like a work in progress.
December 7, 2018
The Witch in the Window never gels into anything substantial; if feels less like a full-fledged horror film than a muted, bargain-bin approximation of one.
October 20, 2018
Andy Mitton's The Witch In The Window is one of the most beautifully crafted horror films to hit screens in many years. Mitton's film is a perfectly precise piece of genre cinema, filled with wonderful character moments as well as skin-crawling scares.
October 6, 2018
The Witch In The Window is a deliberately slow-paced, quietly sorrowful film about a man trying to reconnect with his family. By prioritizing character development, Mitton has crafted an emotionally rich film that...has the capacity to chill.
September 28, 2018
The Witch in the Window is unlikely to become the next big sleeper hit, but then it doesn't aspire to be - it aspires to tell a good scary story.
August 30, 2018
Straightforward with a coda so telegraphed that it loses whatever emotional epiphany it was meant to deliver, The Witch in the Window is obvious, predictable, and stilted in its worst moments.
August 23, 2018
The Witch in the Window is a valiant stab at injecting new life into an old and familiar tale.
August 7, 2018
Mitton's film never goes where you expect, while deploying its horror tropes to show the cracks and fissures in contemporary America's nuclear family structure. Its ending, so poignantly bittersweet, is very hard-earned...
July 24, 2018
Mitton's handling of the supernatural elements - casually introduced and incorporated into the edges of domestic experience - proves extremely unsettling, even as everything shifts towards a hard-earned poignancy that is both haunting and sublime.