A24 has carved out one hell of a corner in the cinematic world, releasing some of the most unique and inventive genre films in recent years. Their latest, Robert Eggers 7th-century-set chiller The Witch, promises yet another unforgettable film that delves into witchcraft and terror. The film was recently showered in praise after debuting at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, so if there’s one movie we should be keeping a very close eye on… it’s this one.
Although A24 hasn’t slated The Witch for a release until 2016 (boo!), they have released a nightmare of a trailer that digs up the very meaning of horror—an intense feeling of fear. So seriously, stop what your doing and watch the trailer below!
Set in New England circa 1630, ‘The Witch’ follows a farmer who get cast out of his colonial plantation and is forced to move his family to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest rumored to be controlled by witches. Almost immediately, strange and unsettling things begin to happen-the animals turn violent, the crops fail, and one of the children disappears, only to return seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. As suspicion and paranoia mount, everyone begins to point the finger at teenage daughter Thomasin. They accuse her of witchcraft, which she adamantly denies…but as circumstances become more and more treacherous, each family member’s faith, loyalty, and love will be tested in shocking and unforgettable ways.
It stars Anya Taylor Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Lucas Dawson, Ellie Grainger.
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