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THE WITCH Trailer Gets A Delicious Wes Anderson Treatment

The pastel color palette, the indie score, the quirky character quips–Black Phillip would approve of this CineFix trailer mix (via Uproxx)! Live deliciously by watching the video above. It’s almost as good as having some butter and a new dress!

Giving Robert Eggers’ The Witch the Wes Anderson treatment is obviously the next evolution in horror films. The eerie 1630s New England setting feels less like a foreboding, austere hinterland and more like a playful Puritan family excursion away from the boring colonial norms. If you don’t agree, well you can go eat an evil apple!

In this re-imagined trailer The Witch (or The VVitch, whatever floats your…broom?)–now humorously written by Anderson’s right-hand guy, Roman Coppola–stars a delightful cast of misfit characters: papa William (Ralph Ineson), renegade Thomasin (Anya Taylor-Joy), idiot Caleb (Harvey Scrimshaw), angry Katherine (Kate Dickie), trouble twins Mercy (Ellie Grainger) and Jonas (Lucas Dawson), and–don’t forget–a bunny as a bunny (all the Oscars!) Our only concern for this trailer remix is there isn’t nearly enough Black Phillip!

The trailer really brings to focus just how much Caleb sucks at whistling and Thomasin’s many legit comebacks to her parents and siblings. In fact, this wacky family unit kinda gives Anderson’s beloved Tenenbaum family a run for their money (Thomasin versus Margot: make it happen, Internet!)

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Image: A24

Of course, Eggers’ original vision is the complete opposite of an Anderson film: ultra tense, filled with creepy suspense, and a brilliant minimalistic score. We’re big fans of the cerebral horror film and all of its subtleties; our own Kyle Anderson gave it 4.5 out 5 sacrificial burritos in his review earlier this year. But we’re also longtime devotees to Wes Anderson, too! His recent holiday gift to the world in the form of a festive, Adrien Brody-starring H&M commercial filled our hearts with all the joy. So let’s celebrate the hypothetical partnership between these two treasures of the film world.

We’ll have thee rejoice in the comments below! What other films and directors do you want remixed?

Featured Image: Cinefix

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