Taglines: A New-England Folktale.
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. ‘The Witch’ is a chilling portrait of a family unraveling within their own fears and anxieties, leaving them prey for an inescapable evil.
In the 17th century, a Puritan family 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.
The Witch (stylized as The VVitch) is an American horror film directed by Robert Eggers. The plot follows a Puritan family encountering forces of evil in the woods beyond their New England farm. It won the Directing Award in the U.S. Dramatic category at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The film is scheduled to be released on February 26, 2016, by A24 Films.
Directed by: Robert Eggers
Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Julian Richings, Bathsheba Garnett, Madlen Sopadzhiyan
Screenplay by: Robert Eggers
Production Design by: Craig Lathrop
Cinematography by: Jarin Blaschke
Film Editing by: Louise Ford
Costume Design by: Linda Muir
Set Decoration by: Mary Kirkland
Music by: Mark Korven
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent content and graphic nudity.
Studio: A24 Films
Release Date: February 26, 2016