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Old 25th July 2016, 09:13 PM
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Yeah interesting to see what you didn't get FH?
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Old 25th July 2016, 09:21 PM
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What puzzled you?



I'm pretty sure i 'got' everything.



To those who have not seen the film i'd leave this thread now.


Ergot poisoning causes hallucinations, convulsions, paranoia and delusions. Some scholars think Ergot poisoning may have been one of the main causes of the Salem Witch Trials, it was apparently rife at the time and it may of helped to create group paranoia and also make a person appear possessed. I'm fairly certain the fungi growing on the crops was Ergot.

I wouldn't say I was puzzled, just unsure of how literal it all was.
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Old 25th July 2016, 09:24 PM
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Ergot poisoning causes hallucinations, convulsions, paranoia and delusions. Some scholars think Ergot poisoning may have been one of the main causes of the Salem Witch Trials, it was apparently rife at the time and it may of helped to create group paranoia and also make a person appear possessed. I'm fairly certain the fungi growing on the crops was Ergot.

I wouldn't say I was puzzled, just unsure of how literal it all was.
I thought Ergot poisoning discolored your hands though?

But yes it did show spoiled corn but was that due to what was happening or the cause of what was happening? The resolution of the film suggests the former.
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Old 25th July 2016, 09:44 PM
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Symptoms of bewitchment are fairly universal and appear to transcend culture, location and type of local crops grown!
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Old 25th July 2016, 09:51 PM
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Yeah interesting to see what you didn't get FH?


There was nothing I didn't 'get', I just have a couple of different theories. I'm unsure as to whether to take the film literally or not. As soon as I saw the contaminated corn, something just twigged. When I was at university I read a bit about mass hysteria, one chapter I read was about the Salem Witch Trials, specifically about Ergot poisoning and its effects. I can't remember reading anything about discolouration of hands, but I suppose it's possible.

Personally I think the film works either way, I'm watching it again soon, I'll probably think differently. It's a fantastic film though.
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Old 25th July 2016, 10:32 PM
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This was grim as hell. The breastfeeding crow.

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Old 25th July 2016, 10:36 PM
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This was grim as hell. The breastfeeding crow.

Grim? Looks more like you have posted one of your home sex tapes by mistake.
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Old 25th July 2016, 10:45 PM
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Grim? Looks more like you have posted one of your home sex tapes by mistake.
You aren't supposed to be on this thread if you haven't seen it.

Don't want to spoil anything for you and lessen your enjoyment.
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Old 25th July 2016, 11:43 PM
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You aren't supposed to be on this thread if you haven't seen it.

Don't want to spoil anything for you and lessen your enjoyment.
That first line sounds like a telling off. It isn't.

Just that spoilers are sure to be posted here and it needs seeing cold i think.
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Old 26th July 2016, 12:22 AM
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I thought it was phenomenal. My favorite American-made (Canadian-shot) horror film since THE MIST.
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