His horror movie, "The Witch," has been earning raves since its premiere more than a year ago at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Now, on Friday (February 19th), the rest of the country will get to sample Eggers's brand of horror when "The Witch" is unleashed in theaters nationwide.
To celebrate the release -- and to get you amped for all things horror -- we asked Eggers to reveal his five all-time favorite horror movies. If this list is any indication, "The Witch" is going to hit you right in your horror-loving heart.
In 1630 New England, panic and despair envelops a farmer, his wife and their children when youngest son Samuel suddenly vanishes. The family blames Thomasin, the oldest daughter who was watching the boy at the time of his disappearance. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, twin siblings Mercy and Jonas suspect Thomasin of witchcraft, testing the clan's faith, loyalty and love to one another. Read More