Wes Anderson surprised fans earlier this week with his heartwarming Christmas short film for H&M, and now the CineFix team (via The Film Stage) is keeping the Anderson goodies coming with a hilarious mash-up that combines the stylings of the director with the world of Robert Eggers’ “The Witch.” Anderson’s playful tone is perhaps the farthest thing from Eggers’ palpable sense of dread, so seeing both of these indie worlds collide is absurdly hilarious.
The video is the latest in what has become a cinephile tradition of creating trailer parodies directed by Wes Anderson. Classics like “Scream,” “Harry Potter” and “X-Men” have all received the Wes Anderson treatment in recent years, and it’s a testament to his unique style that his aesthetic can be applied so endearingly to films of all different genres.
“The Witch” rocked Sundance back in 2015 and finally hit theaters this winter in a nationwide release by A24. With just over $25 million at the U.S. box office, “The Witch” is one of the highest grossing indies of the year, and star Anya Taylor-Joy just won Best Breakthrough Actor at the Gotham Awards.
Anderson is currently in production on his next feature, an untitled stop-motion movie that features the voices of Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray and more. He last directed “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” which earned him the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
Watch the mash-up trailer below: