Nearly three years after his incredible debut with The Witch, writer/director Robert Eggers returns with another cinematic delight in The Lighthouse: a film that continues his focus on immersive, well-researched period pieces and advances his prowess in visual and auditory design. Friday night audiences who love mainstream jump scares will likely leave the theater even more disappointed than they were by The Witch; but fans of brooding, absurd, psychological character studies are going to relish every second of this carefully constructed descent into drunken madness.
Premiering today on YouTube, The Lighthouse has a chilling new trailer showcasing the suspense and despair of two men living in isolation.
In February 2016, Robert Eggers’ The Witch was released nationwide and shook audiences to the core with visceral imagery of a family living alongside a forest filled with witches in colonial New England. His latest feature is the story of two lighthouse keepers in 1890 who live on a remote island that must deal with loneliness, friendship and their deepest fears, including the uncertainty of how long it has been since they have been in the lighthouse. read more
After bursting onto the scene in 2015 with his phenomenal debut, The Witch, writer/director Robert Eggers was rumored to be working on several potential projects before finally settling on his sophomore project. Filmed in black and white and offered up in a claustrophobic 4:3 aspect ratio, The Lighthouse offers all of the period dread and paranoia audiences have grown to expect from Eggers.
A24 have finally begun to promote The Lighthouse, and the film is accompanied by such taglines as, “There is enchantment in the light” and “Keepin secrets, are ye?”. The studio’s official Twitter describes the movie as, “A nautical tale of madness and dread, soaked in filthy glee, starring Willem Dafoe & Robert Pattinson.” read more
Eggers directed the young star in his horrifying debut The Witch, and “… wanted to re-team with Taylor-Joy on the film early in the process, but after she became a bona fide movie star in M. Night Shyamalan’s hit Split, the young actress’ schedule has filled up. She is currently filming Josh Boone’s X-Men film New Mutants and is also signed on for the Split and Unbreakable sequel Glass, which also stars James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, and Samuel L. Jackson.” read more
In his recent appearance on Indiewire’s Filmmaker Toolkit podcast, The Witch director, Robert Eggers confirmed that his next project will be a remake of the 1922 horror classic, Nosferatu.
“It feels ugly, blasphemous, egomaniacal and disgusting for a filmmaker in my place to be doing Nosferatu next,” said Eggers ” I was really planning on waiting a while, but that’s how fate shook out.”
With his period piece horror film The Witch, Eggers created a slow-building, moody thriller which garnered rave reviews from fans and critics alike. Nosferatu can potentially follow along the same lines, which would play right into the director’s wheelhouse. read more
One of the Most Original Horror Films in a Decade Unleashes Its Unholy Curse on Blu-ray™ and DVD on May 17 from Lionsgate
SANTA MONICA, CA (March 16, 2016) – The Witch, the ground-breaking horror film “Certified Fresh” by Rotten Tomatoes and winner of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award, will be available on May 17 on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) from Lionsgate. A Puritan family banished to the edge of the known wilderness suspects an unseen, unspeakable evil is at work after the disappearance of one of their five children. Drawing from actual accounts of witchcraft and possession in New England, the critically acclaimed film features authentic settings and a creepy atmosphere. From debut writer-director Robert Eggers and theatrically released by A24 Films, The Witch stars Anya Taylor-Joy (Viking Quest), Ralph Ineson (Kingsman: The Secret Service) and Katie Dickie (TV’s “Game of Thrones”). read more
‘The Witch’ – Review
By Lynn Sorel
Rating: 8 out of 10
Synopsis: A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.
Our Thoughts: ‘The Witch’ follows a Puritan family who leaves the plantation they were living due to a conflict of beliefs. They build a house and farm of their own and begin the new lives. One day, their new born baby is stolen by a witch who lives in the woods, while their oldest daughter, Thomasin, is playing with him. The witch, portrayed as a creepy, naked elderly woman, kills the child, churns his blood and rubs it on her body. read more
A new trailer for ‘The Witch’ has been released, along with a new clip for the film hitting theaters February 19. You can view them both below.
In addition to the new trailer and clips, the film has some awesome marketing going on. They made a Face of Evil Witch Poster Generator for fans to make their own posters with. The goat in the film also has his own twitter account – Black Phillip.
On February 19th, evil takes many forms. From writer/director Robert Eggers and starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Kate Dickie, Ralph Ineson. THE WITCH – In Theaters Everywhere 2/19. read more