I missed this one because I thought it might be a run-of-the-mill modern horror movie, but it isn't. Based on written accounts of 17th century witchcraft beliefs among Puritan settlers in early America, it is a very serious and insightful exploration into the stresses of a family trying to survive in the wilderness, while interpreting every setback in terms of divine punishment for sin, with mysterious devils and witches seeming to lurk behind every disappointment and threat from unrelenting nature, while the teenage daughter becomes the focus of their suspicions and fears. Very well designed and thought out by its writer director, it is almost Bergmanesque in its restraint. If you can get a DVD copy and you are interested in historical Americana, accurate recreations of olden times, and the psychology of religious fanaticism, watch it. It has the greatest witch and devil depictions I've seen, and they are very subtle. It is very scary to think there are still Americans whose minds are haunted by devils and phantoms, 300 years later.