(Spoiler alert.) Prior to watching The Witch (2015), the word “folktale” in its subtitle made me skeptical. I was afraid that the director, Robert Eggers, had snuck the word in as a marketing gimmick or maybe I’d realize midway through that it had been genuinely misused. By the end, I found neither of these to be true. The word “folktale” is a type of folklore and a form of storytelling that stems in cultural origin and assimilation, usually begun and passed downRead More