After blowing audiences away at the 2015 edition of the Sundance Film Festival, Robert Eggers' The Witch finally hits screens on February 19th and another impressive new trailer has just arrived to whet the appetite.
England, 1630. Upon threat of banishment by the church, an English
farmer leaves his colonial plantation, relocating his wife and five
children to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest -
within which lurks an unknown evil.
and unsettling things begin to happen almost immediately - animals turn
malevolent, crops fail, and one child disappears as another becomes
seemingly possessed by an evil spirit.
suspicion and paranoia mounting, family members accuse teenage daughter
Thomasin of witchcraft, charges she adamantly denies. As circumstances
grow more treacherous, each family member's faith, loyalty and love
become tested in shocking and unforgettable ways.
One of the most exciting debut films in years, check out the latest trailer for The Witch below.