The Witch

Find terror in 17th-century New England in new clips from horror film The Witch

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Feb 17, 2016, 7:12 PM EST (Updated)

You’ll never think of peekaboo the same way again.

The Witch, which is shaping up to be one of the most intriguing horror films of the new year, opens this week — and the studio has released some tense new footage to get us ready. The movie is set in a small New England village in the 1600s and follows a family that is terrorized by black magic and evil as they try to make a life in a remote piece of territory. From evil farm animals to missing babies, this one looks to have it all.

As part of an interview with The New York Times, director Robert Eggers hosted an “Anatomy of a Scene” clip in which he narrates a piece of footage that does an excellent job of setting up the environment and family that makes up this story. Along with that clip, the studio has also dropped a scene that extends the previously glimpsed game of peekaboo from a recent trailer. Yeah, it’s still creepy.

Check out the clips below and let us know what you think:

The Witch opens this Friday.

(Via The Playlist, The New York Times)

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