It’s been over a year since “The Witch” first turned heads at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, but all of the anticipation will finally be settled next weekend when A24 opens the terrifying possession drama in theaters nationwide. While skipping a traditional limited release may seem risky, the company has done an effective job marketing the picture, something that culminates with a great new featurette above.
“If you could upload a Puritan’s nightmare into the audience’s brain, that’s what I was hoping people would experience,” says writer-director Robert Eggers about the film. “There really was darkness and danger in what the early modern witch was.”
Eggers continues to speak about what he hopes the audience takes away from his new horror classic. Get the scoop straight from the director himself in the video above.