First Trailer and Poster for Sundance Horror Hit ‘The Witch’

Sundance Horror Hit

A24 has debuted the first trailer for The Witch, the terrifying new horror film from director Robert Eggers.

Eggers’ directorial debut, which is also his feature-length screenwriting debut, was the winner of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Dramatic category.

A freaky possession horror takes place in the year 1630 and is described as a New England folktale. The film stars Kate Dickie, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Ralph Ineson, and will be a part of the 2015 TIFF Special Presentations lineup. The Witch opens in theaters sometime in 2016.

Watch the haunting first trailer below and check out the poster too.

OMG! Trailer sure freaked me out.

Sundance Horror Hit

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.