I had prepared myself going into this:
This is basically one of the most terrifying things I have watched in a really long time. I actually sat in silence for a good 5 minutes after the credits rolled. The cinematography adds so much eeriness to the film. Along with the score, it will leave you terrified.
The Witch starts out in colonial America with a family being exiled from their community. We're quickly to learn that while exiled, the infant baby goes missing.
Then it gets way weird.
It's honestly very difficult for me to not give away spoilers on this one, but it's a basic story shot in a way to actual terrify you. I was absolutely hiding under the covers during certain scenes and I feel really ok with admitting that publicly.
According to IMdB trivia:
The premise is based on America's first witch hysteria in colonial New England, set 62 years before the infamous "Salem Witch Trials" which occurred in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
I now understand much of the paranoid feeling that this film left me with.
From what I understand, this is considered a low budget film (although, if I had $3,000,000 to spend a film, it wouldn't be considered low budget) and it packs a punch.