There’s been nothing but praise for director Robert Eggers’ debut horror film The Witch coming out of Sundance, and this trailer looks like that praise is well-founded. The trailer alone feels unnerving and gets under my skin in a way I can’t quite quantify. It also looks gorgeous, and that’s always a plus when it comes to independent horror outings.
In fact, 2015 looks like it will be a year where independent horror completely trounced the mainstream offerings (until Crimson Peak comes out, I hope and pray). With offerings like It Follows (which Travis Newton and I both thoroughly enjoyed), Creep, Dark Was the Night, We Are Still Here, and upcoming fare like Goodnight Mommy, Some Kind of Hate, Cub and Knock Knock, 2015 might prove to be a banner year for the genre.
The Witch sadly won’t make the official cut for 2015, as A24 has snagged it up for a release in 2016. The waiting begins… now.
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