The Witch — New Trailer


added: Tue, Jan 12th '16

Is it too early to declare the scariest movie of 2016? Well, after watching this new trailer for the 17th-century-set thriller "The Witch," we can't imagine anything that could be more frightening this year. A creepy goat named "Black Phillip." A creepy wood-chopping Puritan father. And a disturbing New England forest that is possibly haunted by a creepy baby-snatching witch. What more do you want from an awesomely creepy horror movie?

"The Witch" has already proven to be a much-buzzed-about hair-raiser as it had terrified festival-goers and critics at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival -- where first-time writer-director Robert Eggers was rewarded with a Directing Award for his impressive work behind the camera. Since premiering his debut film in Park City, Eggers has signed a couple of big-time movie deals, including the opportunity to direct an upcoming remake of "Nosferatu."

"The Witch" stars Anya Taylor-Joy (BBC's Atlantis), Ralph Ineson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones) as a puritanical family of farmers who have just moved to a remote corner of New England. Believing that a mysterious forest Witch had suddenly cursed their new home, the overpowering feelings of paranoia and fear causes the family to turn on each other: "Think of all thy sins."

"The Witch" is coming to theaters February 19th.

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.


directed by   Robert Eggers

starring   Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie

release date   February 19, 2016

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