Exclusive: Hear 2 Unused Tracks from The Witch Score


The Witch, in theaters NOW, may be generating some dissension among horror fans, but one thing they seem to agree on is that the film’s tone and atmosphere are just right, and adding to the chill is the score by composer Mark Korven.

To kick off your Tuesday morning, we have a pair of tracks composed by Korven that were left out of the final, released version of The Witch (review).  If you like what you hear, be sure to visit MarkKorven.com for more info on the composer, whose prior credits include Cube, Cruel & Unusual, and TV series “The Border.”




Directed and written by Robert Eggers, The Witch stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, and Lucas Dawson.

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Set in New England circa 1630, The Witch follows a farmer who get cast out of his Colonial plantation and is forced to move his family to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest rumored to be controlled by witches. Almost immediately, strange and unsettling things begin to happen–the animals turn violent, the crops fail, and one of the children disappears, only to return seemingly possessed by an evil spirit.  As suspicion and paranoia mount, everyone begins to point the finger at teenage daughter Thomasin. They accuse her of witchcraft, which she adamantly denies… but as circumstances become more and more treacherous, each family member’s faith, loyalty, and love will be tested in shocking and unforgettable ways.

Writer/director Robert Eggers’ debut feature, which premiered to great acclaim at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival (and won the Best Director Prize in the U.S. Narrative Competition), painstakingly recreates a God-fearing New England decades before the 1692 Salem witch trials, in which religious convictions and pagan folklore famously clashed. Told through the eyes of the adolescent Thomasin — in a star-making turn by newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy — and supported by mesmerizing camera work and a powerful musical score, The Witch is a chilling and groundbreaking new take on the genre. 

The Witch



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