Prepare for the Winter's most terrifying horror movie The Witch! 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. And the latest trailer, which introduces new horror icon Black Phillip the Goat, will leave you severely paranoid.
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.
After terrifying fans and critics alike on the festival circuit this year, The Witch is hitting theaters in just a few short weeks. To get fans ready for this terrifying experience, A24 Films has released this second trailer to terrify and haunt your nightmares. The Witch is described as a chilling and groundbreaking horror film that explores what happens when a God-fearing New England family crosses paths with evil.
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 this winter one week earlier. This year's most anticipated horror movie will now open nationwide in theaters on February 19, 2016. Take a look at the latest footage, but only if you dare.