‘The Witch’ Release Date Moved Up

The Witch

by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer

One of the biggest things to come out of the film festival circuit last year was Robert Eggers’ The Witch. Any review that I’ve read hails it as the next coming in horror and it’s garnered the director more work, as he’s already being eyed for the rumored Nosferatu remake.

Now A24, the studio bringing Witch to theaters in just a few short weeks, is pushing up the release date by one week. Instead of February 26 the film will now hit theaters February 19, 2016.

Every time I see the trailer I get this weird feeling in the pit of my stomach and up the back of my neck. Everything just seems like you shouldn’t be watching it but you can’t look away. I haven’t felt this way about a horror movie since I worked in a movie theater and Blair Witch Project was out (and yes, that film scared the shit out of me in ways I can’t explain).

I’ve been excited to see this since I heard about it making the rounds at Sundance last year. I know I’ll be there for a midnight screening to maximize the creep-out experience. Will you?

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