Happy Friday the 13th everybody! TGTICL! (Thank Goodness This Isn’t Crystal Lake!)
To celebrate, spooky movie The Witch has a groovy new poster — Edgar Allen Poe, anyone? — and a site you can clicky around to mark the Friday fabulousness. Check ’em both out, and read after the jump for the full 411 about this Ol’ New England spookfest!
A film by Robert Eggers
A messenger of the Devil, The Raven invites you to commune with him through Twitter and Snapchat for new content in the weeks to come.
For now you can check out the new poster and a new site to explore. www.EvilTakesManyForms.com
In Theaters February 26, 2016
Directed and Written by Robert Eggers
Starring Anya Taylor Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie,
Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger and Lucas Dawson
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.
Runtime: 92 Minutes
Rating: R for disturbing violent content and graphic nudity