THE WITCH (15)

WHO’S IN IT?

Anya Taylor-Joy (Vampire Academy), Ralph Ineson (Guardians of the Galaxy), Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones), Harvey Scrimshaw (Oranges and Sunshine), Ellie Grainger (film debut), Lucas Dawson (film debut), Julian Richings (Man of Steel), Bathsheba Garnett (Mean Girls)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Robert Eggers (film debut), director, writer; Daniel Bekerman (The Pin), Lars Knudsen (Beginners), Jodi Redmond (Fray), Rodrigo Teixeira (Night Moves) and Jay Van Hoy (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), producers; Mark Korven (Cube), composer; Jarin Blaschke (Babygirl), cinematographer; Louise Ford (The Heart Machine), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

A Puritan family in the 17th century lives alone just on the skims of a New England forest. When their infant son suddenly disappears, and one of their own accused of witchcraft as a result, the family begins to break down whilst facing an unholy evil…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

A breakout hit from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival – winning a Best Director prize – and then going on to receive critical praise as one of the most effective horror movies in this new Renaissance period of the declining genre, The Witch is bound to chill you in all the right ways.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 11TH MARCH 2016

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