Director Robert Eggers’ period horror, The Witch, terrified audiences as Sundance, and Eggers walked away with the Best Director award.
The first trailer has now been released, and we can now all see what the fuss was about, and it is obvious that we have a quality horror film here. The quotes from some reviews really hit home just how frightening this film will be.
The trailer is intense stuff, and thankfully doesn’t appear to give away too much, but only scratches the surface of the creepiness we can hope to get from The Witch. I am loving what I see, and already I have watched this terrifying trailer numerous times. I don’t think my anticipation for The Witch could be any higher, this film looks jaw droppingly good, and scary as hell.
The Witch is set in 1630 New England and follows parents William and Katherine who lead a devout Christian life, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness, with five children. When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another. The film is said to be ultra scary, very authentic and quite brilliant.
Written and directed by Robert Eggers, the film stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson and Kate Dickie.
New England, 1630: William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness, with five children. When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another. ‘The Witch’ is a chilling portrait of a family unraveling within their own fears and anxieties, leaving them prey for an inescapable evil.