The critical darling of Sundance 2015, The Witch is in prime position to scare the pants off of horror hungry audiences. Check out the final trailer before the film hits theatres!
The Witch is an upcoming horror/period film that has taken the indie film world by storm. Premiering at Sundance 2015 to critical acclaim, The Witch is the directorial debut of Robert Eggers.
With a cast of talented, yet largely unknown actors such as Kate Dickie (Game Of Thrones) and Ralph Ineson (Guardians of the Galaxy, Kingsman: The Secret Service… Game of Thrones), The Witch seems ready to take the horror world by storm (having seen The Forest and looking at the rest of the horror slate for 2016, that isn’t necessarily difficult). Taking classic genre tropes and elevating them with an eery score, spooky locales and expert cinematography, The Witch looks like something that could be truly terrifying.
The Witch opens in theatres on February 19th, 2016.
“In this exquisitely made and terrifying new horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and riveting story of one family’s frightful unraveling in the New England wilderness circa 1630. New England, 1630. Upon threat of banishment by the church, an English farmer leaves his colonial plantation, relocating his wife and five children to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest – within which lurks an unknown evil. Strange and unsettling things begin to happen almost immediately – animals turn malevolent, crops fail, and one child disappears as another becomes seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, family members accuse teenage daughter Thomasin of witchcraft, charges she adamantly denies. As circumstances grow more treacherous, each family member’s faith, loyalty and love become tested in shocking and unforgettable ways.”