THE WITCH is an upcoming folktale horror written and directed by first-time feature-length filmmaker, Robert Eggers. The film premiered to critical acclaim at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where Eggers won the Directing Award in the U.S. Dramatic category. The cast including Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Lucas Dawson, Ellie Grainger, and Julian Richings.
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. Told through the eyes of Thomasin, the teenage daughter (Taylor-Joy), THE WITCH is a chilling portrait of a family unraveling within their own fears and anxieties, leaving them prey for an inescapable evil.
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