‘The Witch’ Trailer: “There’s Evil in the Wood”

Posted in The Screening Room by - August 19, 2015

I’m a huge fan of horror films; it’s my favorite genre. I usually don’t let trailers get me excited about films, but I can’t help but be excited for David Egger’s The Witch. It looks like an interesting twist on the demonic possession subgenre that has become popular since the release of The Exorcist

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 is to be released in 2016 but has no set date. 

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Chris Stachiw is the Editor-in-Chief and co-host of the Kulturecast. He's a native Californian with a penchant for sarcasm and a taste for the cinematic bizarre. You'll often find him wandering the wasteland of Nebraska searching for the meaning of life and possibly another rare Pokemon.
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