The much-anticipated British horror The Witch is soon to be screening at London Film Festival. If you were lucky enough to grab yourself a ticket, lucky you! They sold out super quick and I’m not surprised for a second. Those of you who weren’t so lucky can rest assured, because The Witch has an official release date set for 26th February. A24 announced the news on Twitter and even though it’s a little while away yet, it’s sure to be worth the wait.
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 rumored 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.
While you wait for the film’s release, why not give the trailer a re-watch and remind yourself why it’s going to be worth that long 5 month wait. Sigh.