'Wouldst thou like to live deliciously... again?' The possessions. The raven. The twins. And Black Philip! Like a nightmare you just can't shake, The Witch is back in theaters nationwide, this weekend only! That's right, starting Friday, April 1st, you can relive all the terror with this year's scariest movie! "A film so f*cked up, Satan would see it twice," comes back into theaters nationwide for a limited time. Once more, experience the unnerving terror of Robert Eggers' instant horror classic. To celebrate this eerie occasion, a new trailer has been unleashed from the depths of hell.
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. Writer/director Robert Eggers' debut feature, which premiered to great acclaim at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival - winning the Best Director Prize in the U.S. Narrative Competition - painstakingly recreates a God-fearing New England decades before the 1692 Salem witch trials, in which religious convictions tragically turned to mass hysteria. Told through the eyes of the adolescent Thomasin - in a star-making turn by newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy - and supported by mesmerizing camera work and a powerful musical score, The Witch is a chilling and groundbreaking new take on the genre.
The supporting cast of The Witch is rounded out by Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Lucas Dawson, Ellie Grainger, Julian Richings, Bathsheba Garnett, Sarah Stephens and Wahab Chaudhry. The Witch has been getting rave reviews after debuting at Sundance and making the rounds at other prestigious festivals such as the Toronto International Film Festival, Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival and the London Film Festival. The Witch will be chilling your bones once again. This year's most talked about horror movie is back in theaters for a special engagement this weekend only. If you missed it the first time, now is your chance to find out what all your friends are talking about. This might be your only chance to experience this world on the big screen, as there won't be a sequel.
Both critically acclaimed and a box office hit, The Witch has a rich mythology that could sustain a number of sequels. But writer and director Robert Eggers has no interest in going down that well-trod road. This tale of a tormented Puritan family and their goat Black Phillip has already grossed $16 million, which is a lot for a small indie like this. And The Witch 2 would surely be an even bigger hit as The Witch gains more of an audience on the home market and VOD. But there will not be a Witch franchise any time in the near future. The filmmaker explains.
"I think I'm stealing the words from another director I cannot place, but if I wanted to know what happens after the last shot of the film, I would have made a longer movie."
So, return to the evil that has everyone captivated this weekend. But first, relive the horror with this brand new trailer that brings back all your new horror favorites. Will there be a scarier movie this year than The Witch? We don't think so! Long live Black Philip!