Robert Eggers writes and directs The Witch a terrifying horror film set in the bleak wilderness of New England in the 1630s. When an English farmer and his family relocate to a remote plot of land near a dark forest, strange and disturbing events begin to haunt them. Plagued by failing crops and tormented by the mysterious disappearance of their newborn son, the family begins to suspect sinister forces are at hand. As their situation becomes increasingly dire, accusations of witchcraft threaten to tear the family apart. In their paranoid and vulnerable state, a shadowy evil takes hold.