This October we’re focused on one thing and one thing only… watching as much horror-related programming as possible to prime the pop culture pump in celebration of Halloween. Our consuming will be taking place nightly, and while there’s no rhyme or reason to how we’re going about choosing our scary screenings, we’ll do our best to tell you how we did it so that you can watch them as well.
Title: The Witch
Directed By: Robert Eggers
Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw
We Watched On: Netflix
Trunktober Approved Because: Filled with visuals that are both beautiful and disturbing, this period piece tells the tale of a family from the 1600s, ousted from their settlement and forced to make due on their own in the New England wilderness. If the elements they’re facing weren’t bad enough, there’s also something lurking in those woods, and as these things tend to do in horror movies, it has set its sights on the settlers.
Biggest Scare: There’s a lot to make you squirm, but Black Phillip’s voice… delivering commands off-camera… it’s enough to make you swear off petting zoos forever. GOAT GO IN THERE!