A24 Films has debuted the chilling first trailer for "The Witch," the period-horror film that earned Robert Eggers the Directing Award at Sundance.
Set in early 17th-century New England, the film follows a farmer who's cast out of his colonial plantation and forced to move to land on the edge of a forest said to be controlled by witches. Strange events begin to occur, with animals turning violent, crops failing and one of the children disappearing, only to return seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. As suspicion and paranoia grow, fingers begin to point at teenage daughter Thomasin, who's accused of witchcraft.
Starring Anya Taylor Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger and Lucas Dawson, "The Witch" will screen next month at the Toronto International Film Festival ahead of a release early next year.