August 19, 2015 5:09 PM EDT

The Witch doesn’t arrive in theaters until next year, but it’s already causing a stir. The horror film, a feature directorial debut for Robert Eggers, was a fan favorite at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and its first trailer is now giving the masses a hint at what all the fuss is about.

The movie takes place in 1630s New England, where a family has left a settlement to go it alone in the wilderness, apparently after disputing with their church. But when a witch steals a baby from under the family’s nose, strange curses befall their farm, and the decision to leave England starts to look like a grave mistake.

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