Watch: First Trailer for Robert Eggers' Folktale Horror Film 'The Witch'

August 19, 2015
Source: YouTube

The Witch Trailer

Evil takes many forms. A24 has debuted the first official trailer for The Witch, a film from Sundance this year written and directed by Robert Eggers, making his feature directing debut. Ralph Ineson stars as William, Kate Dickie stars as Katherine, in this vintage horror thriller set in New England in the 1600s about a family and their suddenly missing children. Eggers did win the Best Director award at Sundance this year for this film. It certainly seems very unsettling, and very unique, unlike most horror films we find these days. I'm not particularly into this, the whole thing about the goat seems campy to me. Take a look below.

Here's the first official trailer for Robert Eggers' The Witch, direct from A24's YouTube:

The Witch Poster

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. The Witch is the feature directorial debut of filmmaker Robert Eggers, who also wrote the screenplay. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year. A24 will release Eggers' The Witch in theaters sometime in early 2016.

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  • David Diaz
    Trailer sure freaked me out.
  • TheOct8pus
    It would be funny if it was a found footage movie....
    • Huck PS
      A "found narrative"?
      • shiboleth
        Or lost one ...
  • ari smulders
    It's my favorite genre and this looks great! Yep! On my list!
  • Nielsen700
  • RAW_D
    Looks VERY creepy.
  • Huck PS
    YES! Looks great!
  • toonfed
    Now, this looks Good! Creepy ancient forest based on classic legends? i'm so there.
    • Terry Craig
      F yeah! I expected this to be kind of a supernatural low-budget thriller with a novel setting, but it looks much more well-thought out. Almost like a supernatural version of Haneke's White Ribbon. The cinematography/ camera direction really looks impeccable.
  • ErrorSapiens
    Didnt M night shyamalan try to make this? lol
  • shiboleth
    Life in wilderness. In fact, that can get very scary and fucked up ...
    Wow! This looks great! I dig all those tight reaction shots.
  • babybyson
    This movie is the most unsettling and one of the most unique horror films I've seen in a while. Watched it via screener. Definitely recommend seeing it.
  • Ehsan Davodi
    Good and Inciting but Can anyone resurrect the horror genre ? Who is new Master of Fright ? James Wan ? Scott Derrickson ?? Eli Roth??? Oren Peli ???? I dont see shocking horror movies nowadays. I like Unfriended & Spring BUT Where is another Cult? Where is another Masterpiece? Waiting ...
    • Jon Odishaw
      It follows was pretty damn good.
      • cuckoozey
        I wanted to like that one (the cinematography was great), but I just didn't find the premise all that interesting. Maybe it was how they presented the "followers" as regular people that didn't seem too intimidating.
    • dan
      cult classic? how about "drag me to hell"?
  • cuckoozey
    Very intrigued by this, looks like a lot of care went into it. I've been really disappointed by the current wave of bad (yet popular) horror movies like Insidious, Sinister, The Conjuring, etc. that try to scare with all the tension of a cheap parking lot carnival haunted house ride. It's almost a cliche to say it by now, but I miss the dread and fear of classic 70s horror cinema. Films that really get under your skin like The Changeling, The Other, The Wicker Man, Let's Scare Jessica To Death, etc. From the trailer, The Witch fortunately appears to be inspired by those types chillers and ignores the contemporary approach to the genre. Hopes held high...
    • dan
      I don't know how you could get "dread and fear" from the other or lets scare Jessica to death - the acting in both was so horribly awful that those movies should have been classified as comedies - changling was good though. I grew up in the 70s; but , I think there are better examples. I'm really surprised you didn't like conjuring - I thought that was a good watch. what did you think of "an American haunting"?




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