I first saw the trailer to THE WITCH last year during one of those trailers only television shows. As soon as the trailer finished I said to myself, "I want to see that!" There was something about the mood and look of the trailer that just entranced me and I have been waiting for this movie ever since.
Next month, THE WITCH is going to be released and I can not wait to see it. I feel like I am hyping this movie up a lot, but I like scary movies. I especially like scary movies that are more cerebral and just make you question what you have just seen.
If you have not heard of this movie read the official synopsis of the movie below and then scroll down for a chance to win seats to an upcoming screening with the writer/director of the movie.
Here's the official synopsis of the movie:
In this exquisitely made and terrifying new horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and riveting story of one family’s frightful unraveling in the New England wilderness circa 1630.
New England, 1630. Upon threat of banishment by the church, an English farmer leaves his colonial plantation, relocating his wife and five children to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest — within which lurks an unknown evil. Strange and unsettling things begin to happen almost immediately — animals turn malevolent, crops fail, and one child disappears as another becomes seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, family members accuse teenage daughter Thomasin of witchcraft, charges she adamantly denies. As circumstances grow more treacherous, each family member’s faith, loyalty and love become tested in shocking and unforgettable ways.
Writer/director Robert Eggers’ debut feature, which premiered to great acclaim at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival — winning the Best Director Prize in the U.S. Narrative Competition — painstakingly recreates a God-fearing New England decades before the 1692 Salem witch trials, in which religious convictions tragically turned to mass hysteria. Told through the eyes of the adolescent Thomasin — in a star-making turn by newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy — and supported by mesmerizing camera work and a powerful musical score, THE WITCH is a chilling and groundbreaking new take on the genre.
Do you feel that this movie will not scare you? If you live in Chicago and you think that you can survive the ominous forest then enter our contest to win 2 passes to an advance screening of THE WITCH and a Q&A with the writer/director Robert Eggers.
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Good luck to all of you and sleep tight tonight.