Blair Witch (2016)

blairDirector: Adam Wingard

Writer: Simon Barrett (Screenplay)

Starring: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Corbin Reid, Brandon Scott, Wes Robinson, Valorie Curry

 

Plot: After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his vanished sister Heather, James and a group of friends head to the forest believed to be inhabited by the Blair Witch.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Prepare for Rant

 

Story: Blair Witch starts as we learn that James (McCune) preparing to continuing the search for his older sister who was the victim in the original Blair Witch Project. Now Lisa (Hernandez) is shooting a documentary with James and their friends Ashley (Reid), Peter (Scott), Lane (Robinson) and Talia (Curry) with the latest equipment to track and record from eye level.

As the journey into the woods starts it isn’t long before the witch of the woods starts playing games with them and the usual divide between continuing and giving up splits the group and they are going to become the latest victims of the witch in the woods.

Blair Witch is a sequel to one of the most popular horrors in the 90s that gave us an endless string of found footage films that really didn’t work. This is one of the films that I was never a true fan off because nothing really happens. Sadly, this ends up doing the same thing where we get plenty of running around screaming and shouting which ends up with shaky cam. This has all the potential to be one of the best sequels but in the end we learn very little extra and just get a draw a film which cash in for another horror franchise. I really wanted to see more because Adam Wingard is a great director with The Guest and You’re Next to his name but this film just fails to reach the levels of the two.

 

Overall: Disappointed sequel that just ends up being everything wrong with found footage films.

Rating30

 

 

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