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.
10 thoughts on “Adam Wingard’s Blair Witch haunts the woods with a new trailer”
Mind just blown!!!!!!! Did not know this was actually going to be Blair Witch sequel….. Ahhhh Blair Witch is one of my faves! This scares me !
It’s cool that they were able to keep it a secret! Looking forward to seeing what Wingard does with it.
This is the first time I’m hearing of such a ting. I was no fan of the Blair Yawn Project but if Mr Adam Wingard is behind it it could hold promise to be at least really spooky
I’m with you there—really not a fan of the previous films, but Wingard does certainly bring some spark to it. Should be interesting!
Damn this looks great and you beat me to it, Ryan! Ahh, I don’t care; it’s still my Friday Night at the Trailer Park pick.
It does look great! Although I hate found footage movies, I might have to give this one a shot 🙂
I guess I’m in the minority, but I love The Blair Witch Project. I remember how unique it was when it saw it on a huge screen in 1999. So many people were nauseous from the shaky camera, and it was in glorious black and white for all the truly frightening footage, including stuff that Wingard repeats EXACTLY (handprints on the wall, person standing in the corner). Also, three people lost in the woods seemed like much more was at stake. When Josh disappears, the other two are fu**ed, but desperately cling to each other. Here we have just a bunch of pretty young people being picked off again. Yawn. I wish he wasn’t making a sequel to this film, because he seems to be able to come up with original stories on his own.
I really need to revisit it, honestly (it’s been a few years), but that movie just doesn’t do anything for me. We’ll see about Wingard, though, and if he can bring something new to this!
I didn’t know The Blair Witch had a sequel. I still think TBW is one of the better FF films – I am still not sold on this as a genre. Will have to wait and see on this one!
I’m with you there, Zoe. I do think Blair Witch nails the found footage aesthetic, but it’s one of the very (very) few. Just so many of them are awful!