By now I’m sure most of you have had time to digest the news that what was once The Woods is now Blair Witch, an official sequel to 1999’s The Blair Witch Project. Adam Wingard’s stealthy sequel took a page out of The Cellar’s book (that movie turned out to be 10 Cloverfield Lane) and even took it one step further by releasing a trailer and poster for the faux title, keeping almost everyone off the trail. It’s impressive that the studio was able to keep a lid on this one for so long, especially because it’s a sequel to such an iconic film, so good shit for that!
Although I can’t say that I’m actually a fan of either The Blair Witch Project or its sequel, Book of Shadows, I am excited to see what Wingard brings to the franchise… even if it’s found footage—I still think that he has way too much talent to make a movie that looks like it was filmed with a potato, but who knows, maybe he’ll bring something new to the uninspired format and restore much needed faith in it. Blair Witch crawls into theaters on September 16.
A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of James’ sister who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods, but as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence. Slowly, they begin to realize the legend is all too real and more sinister than they could have imagined.
Written by Wingard’s longtime collaborator Simon Barrett, Blair Witch stars James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Brandon Scott, Valorie Curry, Corbin Reid and Wes Robinson.