A brand new poster for The Witch has been unleashed and it embraces the film’s concern with times gone by. Its design looks like it’s placed on a cream canvas and simply states “Evil Takes Many Forms.” The posters we have seen before have followed this idea, too, as they have depicted ravens and goats as symbols of evil. This poster has chosen something even more ominous with a hooded figure with skeletal hands.
Set in New England circa 1630, ‘The Witch’ follows a farmer who get cast out of his colonial plantation and is forced to move his family to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest rumoured to be controlled by witches.
Almost immediately, strange and unsettling things begin to happen-the animals turn violent, the crops fail, and one of the children disappears, only to return seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. As suspicion and paranoia mount, everyone begins to point the finger at teenage daughter Thomasin. They accuse her of witchcraft, which she adamantly denies…but as circumstances become more and more treacherous, each family member’s faith, loyalty, and love will be tested in shocking and unforgettable ways.
The Witch comes from first-time director Robert Eggers, and if the early words on The Witch are anything to go by, it’s one hell of a debut. We can’t wait to catch The Witch when it lands in cinemas next year. You lucky folk in the USA can catch it on 26th February 2016 and the UK will receive it on 11th March 2016.