The Woods

Blair Witch is the secret sequel to The Blair Witch Project. So secret in fact that it went by the title The Woods long before its true name was revealed. Obviously they couldn’t get away with calling it factual at this point. After the misguided attempt at making a sequel during the hype of the original, Blair Witch came out 17 years later. Thankfully ignoring whatever Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 was trying to do.

This time they actually make it found footage. Which has severely lost its novelty considering every other horror movie uses that technique now. At least the camera work is a lot smoother. Blair Witch is just like The Blair Witch Project. Only louder, with more people, and a few unexpected turns. It also follows a group of young people shooting a documentary. One of the crew members is investigating the disappearance of his sister Heather Donahue. Since he believes she’s still alive after all these years.

Along with the usual stick figures, other strange things start to happen. The climax again takes place inside an abandoned house. There’s just a lot more of it that’s seen. Including the Witch herself (seen for a few split seconds). I can’t help but wonder if it was intentionally made to look like an old Blair Witch action figure from 2001. Blair Witch is essentially just a rehash of more memorable events, but at least they tried to make it scary.

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Lisa runs from the Blair Witch

Preceded by: Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

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