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New England Puritans & Pilgrims Movies & TV

The Crucible (1996)

Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder star in this adaptation of Arthur Miller's play about a group of young girls in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts, who trigger a witch hunt that leads to the persecution, incarceration, torture, and execution of dozens of men and women.

Salem Witch Trials (2003)

The Salem Witch Trials reflect twenty-first century political tensions in this two-part made-for-television film.

The Scarlet Letter (1995)

Actress Demi Moore is Hester Prynne, the wife of an Englishman who arrives alone in the Massachusetts Bay colony to prepare their new home. Nearly a year passes, however, with no sign of her husband and, in her despair, she seeks comfort from a young pastor. When their secret love is revealed, Hester is forced to identify herself as an adulterous and face her returning husband's wrath.

Secrets of the Dead: The Witches Curse (2001)

A memorable episode in the PBS Secrets of the Dead documentary series, "The Witches Curse" explores the infamous Salem Witch Trials using historical documents, expert testimony, and even chemistry.

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