Doctor Who: The Witch from the Well by Rick Briggs (Big Finish, 2011) As ever, Big Finish have gone beresk with their screeching creature effects. Notwithstanding such overindulgence, this pseudohistorical take on the seventeenth-century witch trials offers uncommon nuance and character depth. A particularly good story for Paul McGann and Julie Cox (as Mary Shelley).
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters dir. Tommy Wirkola (2013) The title pretty much says it all, but while Wirkola’s first big-budget film has been panned for its simple plot, gore and repetitive action, critics here may be guilty of confirmation bias. Actually, there is much (witch-depiction, acting, cinematography, score) to like.