Winning Best Director at Sundance has earned The Witch a whole heap of buzz, and based on the trailer it’s easy to see why. This New England period horror is essentially a possession movie, but really, really well done. We just hope the whole thing lives up to these expectations.
The Witch is in cinemas from 2016.
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.