The frontier has never been so terrifying in new trailer for The Witch

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Jan 12, 2016, 6:33 PM EST

A new trailer for the period-set horror flick The Witch has arrived, and if you ever idealized frontier life, this should cure you of that nostalgia very quickly.

The film, written and directed by Robert Eggers, is set in the 1600s and follows a family on which befalls a great evil. It also features an insanely creepy goat (seriously). This trailer does an excellent job of setting the mood, and will seriously send a chill down your spine – which is a tall task for just a trailer. Not to mention this creepy tale is already garnering a ton of festival buzz, which should hopefully help get some people interested in checking out the relatively unknown commodity. Which, if the film is half as chilling as this clip, we’re sold.

Here’s The Witch’s official synopsis:

New England, 1630: William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness, with five children. When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another. 'The Witch' is a chilling portrait of a family unraveling within their own fears and anxieties, leaving them prey for an inescapable evil.

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


The Witch opens nationwide February 18.

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