'The Witch' Unleashes Horror On a Puritan Family

Finally! I've been hearing about this movie since it debuted at the Sundance film festival in January and won the best director prize, and now there's an actual trailer ahead of its showing at TIFF in a couple weeks. Sundance has become the place for original, genuinely scary horror movies in the last two years (The Babadook, It Follows), and this is another one that got rave reviews from the critics, who labeled it the most terrifying one yet. Set in 1635, a Puritan family is terrorized by a mysterious presence in the woods and it looks pretty damn frightening. I just wonder why A24 is saving it for next year and not releasing it in time for Halloween. Doesn't it seem like the perfect time for genuine horror movies is in October?