I heard a lot of buzz about this film earlier this year, with Director Rogerbt Eggers winning best Director at Sundance Film Festival. Many of the early reviews described the film as chilling. Check out the trailer below:
If this film is as good as the trailer looks, i’ll be quite happy. Before The Conjuring came along I thought horror was dead. And when it came and went I figured there wouldn’t be more of that for many years to come. The Witch gives me hope that we may just see another horror film as good or better than The Conjuring. Fingers crossed!
It has a similar tone to The Village, but with more horror than suspense- which that film was defined by, making the twist and ending suck!
The Witch, I’m happy to say, looks as if it’s moving away from the general scare-the-crap-out-of-you approach, to get at something deeper. It unsettles you with uncanny depictions of an imaginable version of raw human terror.
The IMDB Synopsis reads as follows:
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.
This film was written and directed by Robert Eggers, and stars Ana Joy-Taylor, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie among others. It’s set for theatrical release in the U.S in 2016.
About the Author: Stephen is a critic and aspiring filmmaker who’s legit scared of the dark and doesn’t like watching scary movies alone. For more film musings, follow him on Twitter @thesnagel.