This is guaranteed to be the creepiest trailer you’re going to see all day, or perhaps the entire week. It’s for Robert Eggers’ upcomingfeature, The Witch.
Synopsis: 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 film premiered in January at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim, and was acquired by A24 Films for a 2016 theatrical release. Now, Canadians will get its first screening treatment for The Witch next month at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which runs from September 10–20, 2015.
Due to the success of The Witch at Sundance, Eggers second feature film will be the remake of F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu, which he is set to write and direct.
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