The Witch first look at Sundance horror hit

First look at much-buzzed Sundance horror movie The Witch gets our attention

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Sundance is well underway and the buzz machine is operating at full capacity, and one of the most hotly-anticipated films at the fest is first time filmmaker Robert Eggers’ The Witch.

The pictures (from Sundance via Arrow In The Head) give us a look at the film in which “A colonial family leaves plantation life and attempts to reap their harvest on a fledgling farm at the edge of an imposing ancient New England forest. Soon, superstition and dread set in as food grows scarce, a family member goes missing, and the children’s play takes on a frenzied and menacing undercurrent. As they begin to turn on one another, the malevolent machinations of an ethereal presence from within the woods exacerbate the growing corruption of their own natures.”

The Witch does not currently have a UK release date. Keep up with the latest horror news with the new issue of SciFiNow.