It’s been almost a full year since Robert Egger’s directorial debut, the olde-timey horror The Witch debuted at Sundance, and I’ve been dying to see it ever since. It’s almost here—it’ll even drop a week earlier than it was originally scheduled—and to tease us even more A24 just delivered a chilling new trailer.
Watching this, I can’t help but get even more amped—I’m practically drooling over The Witch at this point. There’s witchcraft, magic, paranoia, creepy children, an even creepier goat, and all kinds of spooky shit going on in the wilderness.
Here’s a synopsis:
New 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. Strange 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. With 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.
The Witch hits theaters in just a few weeks on February 19. Get psyched.