Blair Witch

Blair Witch

Adam Wingard (2016)

85min
15 Certificate
Sat 18 Apr 11:10pm - 12:55am Film4
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Review

Our Score
Shot under the smokescreen title of The Woods to disguise The Blair Witch Project connection, director Adam Wingard's belated second sequel is fundamentally a mainstream remake of the original landmark horror, only with supernatural acrobatics added for extra finale suspense. Twenty years after his sister Heather went missing in Maryland's Black Hills Forest, James (James Allen McCune) and a bunch of sceptical film-making students venture into the same woods for answers and closure. Recording everything subjectively as per the "found footage" norm, they encounter endless night, epic time loss and a menacing presence as the legend of the backwoods sorceress exerts its terrifying grip once more. It's confidently and stylishly directed by Wingard (You're Next, The Guest), with visual references to the spartan 1999 shocker used to deceive and deflect expectation, and the standard scares are plentiful. There's really nothing that special here, but an upgraded arsenal of equipment (drone camera, GPS, etc) produces a far more visceral experience.

Summary

Twenty years have passed since the victims of the Blair Witch disappeared in the woods in Maryland, with James still wondering what happened to his sister Heather. When he discovers eerie internet footage of someone resembling her, he and three friends set out to investigate, taking along cameras to document their search. Horror sequel, starring James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Brandon Scott, Valorie Curry, Corbin Reid and Wes Robinson.

Cast & Crew

James James Allen McCune
Lisa Callie Hernandez
Peter Brandon Scott
Talia Valorie Curry
Lane Wes Robinson
Ashley Corbin Reid
Director Adam Wingard
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: LionsgateGuidance: Swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 15 Sep 2016
Drama