Oh my! How long I waited - ever since the movie premiered at Sundance and got amazing reviews it has become my most anticipated film to come. But then the rights went to A24, which is so bad at marketing movies, and then it was a chain of more disappointments - months without screenings, no new reviews, no trailer or even a poster.
Well, it's finally here, both the trailer and the poster for the film! The release is set vaguely for 2016, so it's still a long wait but something tells me it will be worth it.
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. In his debut feature,
writer/director Robert Eggers painstakingly designs an authentic re-
creation of New England -- generations before the 1692 trials in Salem
-- evoking the alluring and terrifying power of the timeless witch myth.
Told through the eyes of Thomasin, the teenage daughter (in a
star-making performance by Anya Taylor-Joy), and supported by haunting
camera work and an ominous score, The Witch is a chilling portrait of a
family unraveling within their own fears and anxieties, leaving them
prey for an inescapable evil.