‘The Witch’, written and directed by Robert Eggers, premiered at this years’ Sundance Film Festival. Studio A24, the studio behind ‘Ex Machina’, has just released the trailer for this period piece that will be released sometime next year. The trailer is dark, unnerving and teases of the horrors to come.
In ‘The Witch’ old traditional fears of magic, witchcraft, and possession meet to make a dark tale that explores one family’s fears and superstitions. ‘The Witch’ stars Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Anya Taylor Joy, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger and Lucus Dawson.
The movie, set in 1630’s takes place in New England. A farmer has been cast out of a colonial plantation, along with his family. they are forced to move to a remote piece of land bordered by a forest, rumored to be the home of witches and dark magic. Soon, strange things begin to occur, animals act oddly and crops wilt. A child disappears, only to return possessed. As things worsen, everyone begins to accuse the teenage daughter of being the source. As the family’s situation continues to worsen everyone finds their faith, strength and family bonds tested.
This highly anticipated supernatural film will be out next year.