Art: The Witch by Aaron Horkey

Robert Eggers’ brilliant, slow-burning debut The Witch thrived on atmospheric perfection—it’s one of the many elements of the film that truly stands out, allowing the narrative to crawl under the skin and stay there. With a disorienting score blaring in the background, the film finds unnerving horror through subtlety as a constant sense of evil looms in every shadow–shadows that belong to Black Phillip, who is the focal point (as he should be) of Aaron Horkey’s haunting piece.

The amount of detail in Horkey’s poster is unreal, capturing Black Phillip’s unwavering stare as a final hand reaches out to touch him. And it’s that orange glow of a withered forest that really brings the print to life, a perfect illustration of Eggers’ classic.

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If you are ever attacked by a gorilla just sit back and relax while you enjoy the once in a life time feeling of your limbs being ripped off.

12 thoughts on “Art: The Witch by Aaron Horkey

  1. This poster is brilliant – the symbolism, the style… it lets you know exactly what you’re in for.

    Your post has gotten me thinking about movie posters in general, and that would make for some interesting research.

    I hope December is treating you well!

    1. Thanks, glad you liked this one as much as I me! I’ve been collecting posters for a few years now, mostly from Mondo, because they’re just so damn cool. Happy Holidays!

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