Broadsheet Trailer Park: The Witch

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THE-WITCH

What you may need to know:

1. In 1630s New England, the infant son of a Puritan family disappears. Father William (Ralph Ineson) suspects daughter Thomasin (Anya Taylor-Joy) of witchcraft.

2. Those crazy Puritans and their witchcraft.

3. The debut feature from writer/director Robert Eggers went down very well at this year’s Sundance.

4. You may recognise Ineson as Finchy from The Office. You may also recognise his sonorous tones as the voice behind any number of benefits cheating/airport customs-based reality docusoaps.

5. The absence of jump scares, found footage and Rob Zombie bodes well.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: Don’t go in the woods.

Release Date: 2016 (TBC).

(Mark blogs about film, TV and other stuff at WhyBother.ie)

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18 thoughts on “Broadsheet Trailer Park: The Witch

    1. Neilo

      Now you see me, now you don’t? The goat? Mrs. William’s devoted gaze? Stuff of awesome nightmares. Money DOWN!

          1. Dόn Pídgéόní

            I will totally need to watch this under the duvet for protection. Otherwise that witch will eat me. And maybe through my fingers just to be safe.

  1. Corky Duke

    Ah finchy, i always wondered if he would be back on TV…..he was great in the Office…”nearly done…..”

  2. greypalm

    Really enjoyed the lack of jump-scares and the slow dread. Gun be gud.
    Also, I spotted Kate Dickie there. Herself and Ineson were in Game of Thrones recently.

    1. Mani

      It is very good.

      I would recommend Spring (Before Sunrise directed by David Cronenberg) and (late to the party) You’re Next.

    2. Grouse

      I saw It Follows in the cinema and had nightmares for a few days afterward. Something about horror in the cinema, with the huge volume. Can’t hide.

      For ten years I’ve been complaining about all the crappy torture horror, but now that they’re finally making proper psychological horror films again I’m not sure I’m up to it…

      1. Neilo

        I recommend The Conjuring – nice dusting of creepiness there but not so much that your bawbag goes into hibernation.

  3. Niallo

    One word movie synopsys.
    Boo! (yawns)
    If you want gut churning “holy crap that does and could actually happen” realism.
    Try the hitcher with Rutger Hauer.
    …and the lights on.

    “stop me”

    …Jaysis.

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