Thightly constructed Folk Horror, a strange tale that mixes rigourous anachronistic christians and paganism, but in a way that feels out of time. This movie is not afraid to move along, the tale doesn thold back it's punches and it takes advantage of many different avenues, it is suprising how much happens in such a short time and how much it makes sense, because it trusts the watcher to keep up. It may be a very old story to the point of being a horror trope but it is definitely approached differently and with gusto.
I expected a tiny movie that would pass the time without much of a reaction but this is one big surprise because of the script. The narratie device and the constant twist and turns, doubled with the overabundance of good ideas makes it more riveting than it had any right to be at the start. Just one thing; as i finidh, i sincerely dont get what the whole forest, iron and ladies thing was about; SO many things are left unanswered to the point its a good joyride but you dont really know what it was, getting it down from 4 to 3.5. Horror is not psychological dramas and major plot motivations and items should nto be left to our imagination, thats just obtuse.