The Witch Trailer: Evil Strikes a New England Family


A24 has dropped the first trailer for The Witch, a horror film that has been earning rave reviews during its festival circuit run.

Set in New England in 1630, The Witch tells of a family that descends into chaos and is left open for evil when their newborn son suddenly disappears.

The more we hear about this one, the more hyped we’re getting. Early word is that The Witch is a grim, moody, and downright unsettling horror experience. We’ve said it before: horror is a tough genre to be a fan of. As a horror buff you’re usually dealing with more disappointments than wins, so the extremely positive buzz surrounding this has us pretty excited.

The trailer itself does a great job in setting up the tone and delivering on some of the tension we’re to expect going in, all without giving away a ton of reveals.

This marks the feature film debut for writer-directer Robert Eggers, who’s now attached at the helm of an untitled Nosferatu remake. Expect to be hearing much more of him in the near future.

The Witch, starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger and Lucas Dawson, will be hitting cinemas in 2016.

Synopsis for The Witch:

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.