The upcoming horror film The Witch got its first trailer this week – and man, it is just really, really creepy, in ways that most horror films try to be but aren’t.
Here’s the official synopsis of the film from A24:
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 wife and five children 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 malevolent, the crops fail, and one child disappears while another becomes 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 got glowing reviews after its premiere at Sundance in January and first-time director Robert Eggers picked up Best Director in the festival’s U.S. Narrative Competition.
The film hits theaters sometime next year.
Check out the trailer above.