Prepare to Be Menaced by a Goat in New, Supah-Scary Trailer for The Witch
♫ Who you gonna call? Goat-busters ♫
The Witch is one of the movies I’m most excited for in 2016. It received incredible reviews at Sundance last year, it’s from the same studio that brought us Room and Ex Machina, and, judging from this new trailer, IT’S GOING TO RUIN GOATS FOR YOU. I’m not kid-ding. Check out the trailer above, and the official synopsis below:
Set in New England circa 1630, The Witch follows a farmer who get cast out of his colonial plantation and is forced to move his family to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest rumored to be controlled by witches. Almost immediately, strange and unsettling things begin to happen—the animals turn violent, the crops fail, and one of the children disappears, only to return seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. As suspicion and paranoia mount, everyone begins to point the finger at teenage daughter Thomasin. They accuse her of witchcraft, which she adamantly denies… but as circumstances become more and more treacherous, each family member’s faith, loyalty, and love will be tested in shocking and unforgettable ways.
Writer/director Robert Eggers’ debut feature, which premiered to great acclaim at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival (and won 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 and pagan folklore famously clashed. 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 Witch comes to American theaters February 26th. Will you be checking it out?
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