The Witch trailer, a haunting tale within 16th century New England

We loved “The Witch” when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year. The film won Robert Eggers a Directing Award in the Dramatic category and was picked-up by A24 for distribution later next year. A haunting and dreadful look at the fears and challenge of 16th Century New England, the film is sure to be a hit with horror fans when the project hits theaters. You can checkout the first “The Witch trailer” for the film thanks to an upload from studio A24 earlier today.

With a release date set in 2016, the studio has released the first trailer for the highly anticipated thriller, which you can see below. More information on a release window for the film will be released over the next few months.

The film takes place in 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.

The film stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger and Lucas Dawson

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