‘The Witch’ Trailer Shows Us The Terrifying Sundance Hit

The Witch, one of the biggest hits at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, has a terrifying new trailer. Robert Eggers’ film was the talk of the Festival last winter, and judging from this unsettling trailer (yes, even the trailer is unsettling), I can see why.

Here is the trailer for The Witch:

And here is an official synopsis:

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. In his debut feature, writer/director Robert Eggers painstakingly designs an authentic re-creation of New England — generations before the 1692 trials in Salem — evoking the alluring and terrifying power of the timeless witch myth. Told through the eyes of Thomasin, the teenage daughter (in a star-making performance by Anya Taylor-Joy), and supported by haunting camera work and an ominous score, The Witch is a chilling portrait of a family unraveling within their own fears and anxieties, leaving them prey for an inescapable evil.

The Witch looks like a fascinatingly unnerving picture, and judging by the rave reviews and critic quotes in the trailer, it most certainly is. While it doesn’t have a firm opening date, The Witch will hit theaters some time in 2016.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry is the managing editor for Monkeys Fighting Robots. The Dalai Lama once told him when he dies he will receive total consciousness. So he's got that going for him... Which is nice.