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 Ralph Ineson and Kate Dickie, who play the father and mother of the family, respectively. Together, they spoke about what surprised them about the research that they did, how they prepared for their roles and much more.
Check out what they had to say in the video above and be sure to catch The Witch when it hits theatres this Friday!