Thus far, the trailers for The Witch, the horror sensation out of last year’s Sundance Film Festival, have done what previews are supposed to do. The teasers communicate what audience members can expect from their viewing experience.
In the case of The Witch, the trailer tell us that this is an atmospheric period horror movie that looks impeccably shot and absolutely terrifying.
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The Witch stars rising star Anya Taylor-Joy as a young woman living in exile with her pious-to-the-extreme family on the edge of a forest in colonial America. Their lives quickly fall apart after the young child in the family, the infant Samuel, goes missing, as seen in the trailer
The film opens in theaters on Feb. 19.