We’re trying to be professional and hold it together here, but let’s be honest; we’re all going to be extremely jealous of whoever wins this The Witch giveaway. The movie takes place in New England in 1630 and focuses on a family of seven that’s banished from a colonial plantation and must build a life for themselves on an isolated piece of land located right next to a forest reeking of bad juju. There’s rotten crops, creepy animals, a missing baby and loads of inexplicable behavior and occurrences that’ll force you to consider the possibility that a supernatural force may be tearing this family apart.
Hopefully that synopsis didn’t scare you off because we’ve got one heck of a package to give away to one lucky reader in conjunction with The Witch‘s release on February 19th. We’re going to chose one reader at random to receive the following:
- (2) night stay at the award winning Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites located on Pickering Wharf Marina (valid Thursday, 2/18 through Saturday, 2/20)
- Roundtrip coach airfare for two to Boston. Roundtrip train service from Boston to Salem
- (2) Tickets to the Salem Premiere of THE WITCH with writer/director Robert Eggers, along with Salem Experts and Historians on the 18th
- (2) tickets to the Salem Night Tour on Friday, February 19 @ 8:00pm
- Gift certificates to eat at Red’s Sandwich Shop and Sea Level Oyster Bar
- (2) tickets to the following tours and exhibits at your own leisure:
- Peabody Essex Museum
- The House of the Seven Gables
- Salem Witch Museum
- The Witch House
So what do you think? Want to catch one of the most highly anticipated horror movies of the year and learn a thing or two about the history of Salem? All you have to do is provide an email address, and you can enter more than once by following us on Twitter, liking our Facebook page, and/or following A24 on Twitter and/or Facebook, then enter below and pray to Black Phillip. (Please be advised that this giveaway is only available to residents of the continental United States and for those 18 and older.)
Click here to read Adam’s review of The Witch and check out the film’s official synopsis below:
In this exquisitely made and terrifying new horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and riveting story of one family’s frightful unraveling in the New England wilderness circa 1630.
New England, 1630. Upon threat of banishment by the church, an English farmer leaves his colonial plantation, relocating his wife and five children to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest — within which lurks an unknown evil. Strange and unsettling things begin to happen almost immediately — animals turn malevolent, crops fail, and one child disappears as another becomes seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, family members accuse teenage daughter Thomasin of witchcraft, charges she adamantly denies. As circumstances grow more treacherous, each family member’s faith, loyalty and love become tested in shocking and unforgettable ways.