New 'The Witch' Trailer Plays A Scary Game Of Peek-A-Boo


By Matt O'Bryant 

A24 has released another amazingly creepy trailer for their highly acclaimed film The Witch. The film marks director Robert Eggers directorial debut and hits theaters later this month. The filmed premiered last year at the Toronto International Film Festival to huge praise, with some even calling it the "best horror film in a decade". Now I'm not that big of a horror guy, but when a film looks this good, count me in! So are you guys excited for this film, sound off in the comments with your thoughts.

Check out the new trailer below: 

Here's the official synopsis:

In this exquisitely made and terrifying new horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and riveting story of one family’s frightful unraveling in the New England wilderness circa 1630. 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.

Writer/director Robert Eggers’ debut feature, which premiered to great acclaim at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival – winning the Best Director Prize in the U.S. Narrative Competition – painstakingly recreates a God-fearing New England decades before the 1692 Salem witch trials, in which religious convictions tragically turned to mass hysteria. Told through the eyes of the adolescent Thomasin – in a star-making turn by newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy – and supported by mesmerizing camera work and a powerful musical score, THE WITCH is a chilling and groundbreaking new take on the genre. 

The Witch hits theaters on February 19th.