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VICE TALKS FILM

Watch: Director Robert Eggers Discusses His Arthouse-Horror Hit, 'The Witch'

The award-winning filmmaker explains the inspiration behind his "puritan nightmare."

by VICE Staff
21 February 2016, 12:00am

In this episode of VICE Talks Film, we sit down with Sundance award-winning director Robert Eggers to discuss his debut arthouse-horror film, The Witch. Eggers talks about his process writing and casting a film set in 16th century New England, the feminine darkness and empowerment of witch folklore, and combining unnerving family trauma with supernatural influences to create a "puritan nightmare."