The Witch Gets A Release Date


The Witch

There is evil in the wood and it’s almost time to let it out! Robert Eggers’ unsettling debut feature, The Witch, is going to be unleashed on February 26th, 2016, courtesy of A24 Films.

The chilling new horror film, which was very well received at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year – winning the Best Director Prize in the U.S. Narrative Competition – earned the director a shot to pen and helm the remake of F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu. That’s right! The Witch was so terrifyingly great that Studio 8 producers are confident Eggers can deliver all the goods in the remake to one of the most highly regarded horror films in history that’s still effectively eerie to this day.

The Witch stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, and Lucas Dawson. If you missed the official trailer, you can check it out right here.

About The Witch

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.

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