It may still be early days, but already it looks like The Witch is going to be the horror film to beat this year. Coming to us from director Robert Eggers, the flick made one hell of a splash on the festival circuit and is now gearing up to hit theatres.
Set in the 17th century, the plot follows a Puritan family who “lives alone on the edge of a New England wilderness. Soon after their infant son disappears, their daughter is suspected of witchcraft, and the family begins to break down in the face of an unknown evil”
Our very own Matt Donato reviewed the film back at Fantastic Fest and concluded the following:
The Witch is a brooding colonial nightmare, marking quite a splash for first-time director Robert Eggers.
Recently, the press day for The Witch was held in Los Angeles and while there, we caught up with both Eggers and actress Anya Taylor-Joy, who plays Thomasin, the eldest child of the family. Together, they spoke about why they wanted to make this movie, how hard it was working with a goat on set and their opinion on the film’s ending.
Check out what they had to say in the video above and be sure to catch The Witch when it hits theatres this Friday!