'The Witch' is the latest trailer to scare us more in two and a half minutes than most horror movies do in two hours.
It may not be causing people to vomit and faint at test screenings, but the upcoming horror film The Witch is generating a lot of hype for being deeply unsettling and scary as hell. In the trailer, at least.
Set in colonial New England, the movie actually takes place decades before the infamous Salem witch trials, and taps into the same deep-seated Puritan fear of the occult that made those trials possible. So at least a little good came out of that (this movie, that is).
Can writer-director Robert Eggers pull off a horror movie worthy of our screams, or will it fall flat like so many toothless horror movies that come out these days? This trailer gives us hope, but we're not making our minds up until we can see the movie for ourselves.