I have great respect for the execs and filmmakers over at A24. They continue to make strong choices with what they distribute and in most, if not all cases, the movies are masterpieces in their chosen genre. I immediately think Room, this years’ most stunning and most surprising movie to come out thanks in large part to Brie Larson’s heartbreaking performance as Ma (Oscar Nominated as well), along with oscar nominated director Lenny Abrahamson and young phenom who SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOMINATED, Jacob Tremblay. If you haven’t seen this movie, do yourself a favor and find it - see it – even if you have to drive very far in order to do so. It’s that good.
I heap all sorts of praise on Room and A24 for a reason… the next movie to come out thanks to A24 is another gut kicker in the making though in a much more sinister way: The Witch. Thanks for the heads up Collider.
The latest trailer has been released and it is, by far, the creepiest one of them all. Anytime you set up a story using a baby stolen by an evil witch; you have my attention.
Don’t watch this with the lights out.
Now we are finally getting the film’s premise of the movie – a baby goes missing and the family looks to the woods where they sense an evil witch is the culprit. Which should already send the chills down your back. You look at the way its shot, the supporting players, the eerie music, and just an overall sense of dread, and you have something special (it seems) from first time director Robert Eggers.
I have been quietly monitoring this movie from the sidelines, looking over many of my colleagues thoughts ever since they saw it at last year’s prestigious Toronto International Film Festival. Across the board, reviews and word of mouth are strong. Some have claimed (like the writer from Collider) that if it was released in 2015 it would have made their best of list. Which is saying a lot for a ‘horror’ movie. For me, I can’t wait.
The Witch opens February 19th and stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, and Lucas Dawson.
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