It's been two years since Wes Anderson last released a movie, the incredible The Grand Budapest Hotel, and, because we always want what we can't have, the lack of news surrounding a new project has us straight-up devotees feeling a little desperate.
Perhaps that's why we've seen a whole community of amateur filmmakers spring up to offer their own pastiches of Anderson's unmistakable style — flat camera space moves, slow motion walking shots, distinctly limited color palettes, the font used in the title cards. You get the picture. We've already had an X-Men spoof, and one for The Shining, but now it's the turn of indie horror flick The Witch.
Surprisingly, it doesn't take all that much to transform this mindfuck of a movie into a charming and lovable Anderson fable. The reworked trailer features a jovial, piano-driven score that replaces the haunting and disparate one from the original, which is then interspersed with quirky and colorful titles reading things like "a New England folk tale." Voila! You've got yourself an Anderson movie — well, maybe not quite, but it's worth a watch anyway. Check it out above.
After you've finished, watch this video explaining Anderson's use of reds and yellows below.
Meanwhile, Netflix has finally rolled out offline playback.