The Witch trailer has hit the web, and horror fans, it’s going to be awfully tough waiting until 2016 to see this thing.
Of course, some critics have already weighed in on it from viewings at Sundance, and they were not disappointed.
Drew McWeeny of HitFix says that writer-director Robert Eggers “manages to create a sense of mood and dread that is so suffocating at times that it feels like we’re watching something genuinely transgressive, something we should not be seeing.”
On critic aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, film critics — usually not enamored with horror films — have granted the film an 89 percent “fresh” rating.
Todd McCarthy of the Hollywood Reporter agrees with McWeeny, stating that Eggers “creates a special feel and ambiance” in what is his debut feature.
Variety calls the film “gripping,” and Travis Hopson of Examiner says “The Witch remains a frightening look at what happens when one’s unshakable faith collides with a frightening reality.”
The plot synopsis from IMDb reveals that the film takes place in New England circa 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 Witch’ is a chilling portrait of a family unraveling within their own fears and anxieties, leaving them prey for an inescapable evil.”
Lots of high praise all-around, in other words, but now see the full two and a half minute The Witch trailer to decide for yourself.
It appears to be a very creepy film, but you may still not be sure whether this tops some of the previous releases that the Inquisitr has talked about, namely Goodnight, Mommy, which has made quite the splash in recent weeks.
In that film, two brothers are bothered when their mother returns home from a plastic surgery operation and must keep her face wrapped in bandages. The family lives in an isolated house in the country and are cut off from civilization.
Gradually, the young boys start to think that the person, who returned home from the hospital, is not their mother at all.
Hit the link above to see more from that one.
So what do you think about The Witch trailer, readers? Will this one be topping your must-see horror list for 2016? And what are some of your favorite horror movies of 2015? Leave your recommendations in the comments section.
[Image via The Witch trailer screen grab, linked above]