I sought in vain for a link to anyone actually denying that the three excellent films you talk…

Poke around a bit on the IMDB message boards, Letterboxd, and Facebook horror fan groups (and the official Facebook page for THE WITCH) and you’ll find plenty of them. I know the first rule of the internet is “don’t read the comments,” but if you do you’ll see what I’m talking about before too long! Here’s one particular example that inspired me to write this piece: http://letterboxd.com/h_dellamorte/film/the-witch-2015/