New horror movie, The Witch first caught my attention when it played at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Since it’s premiere, it went on to gain some really positive reviews that are telling us that The Witch could be one of the best horror films of the year.
Back in 2007 writer/director Roger Eggers released a short film based on the classic Grimm Brothers fairy-tale, Hansel & Gretel. Now, 2015, he has went on to write a much darker take on the witch story.
The film is set in the year 1630. The story of a family who live at he edge of a forest, and in the forest lives a mean old witch. It looks dark and most definitely doesn’t look like you can take your kids to the cinema when it hits.
People be complaining and bitching that there is no originality left in the horror genre – The Witch clearly proves that there is.Official Plot (IMDb)
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.
Enjoy The Trailer
Writer/director Roger Eggers has recently been attached to remake horror classic, Nosferatu. We don’t have a choice anymore, remakes are happening no matter if we like it or not. It is who is behind the remake that counts. Also, how much freedom they have to make the picture that they believe the fans of the original would want to see. I think Nosferatu is in good hands, I’m looking forward to seeing a fresh-take on the classic tale
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