Wednesday, August 19, 2015

New Trailer Released for Sundance Winner, 'The Witch'

Courtesy IMDB
A delightful New England folktale called The Witch, is being released in 2016 and it comes from first-time director, Robert Eggers. Did I say delightful? I meant nightmarish, because that's how this 2015 Sundance entry which provided Eggers (who also wrote the film) with an award for Best Director, is being described.

Based on the super disturbing (I mean that as a compliment) trailer, we're in for a treat. I've been pretty disappointed lately with recent horror offerings so my fingers are crossed The Witch casts a favorable spell. I mean, the film features "Lysa Arryn" from Game of Thrones (Kate Dickie) as the mom, so you know it's going to be freaky.  The film also stars Anya Taylor-Joy and Ralph Ineson and some highly agitated goats.

After the film's summary from IMDB, check out the trailer and let us know what you think...

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.

-Larissa Mrykalo