There’s something out there.
Blair Witch is the real sequel to the cult classic, The Blair Witch Project. Directed by Adam Wingard (You’re Next, The Guest) and stars James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez and Corbin Reid.
Blair Witch follows James who recently acquired a footage of his sister who disappeared years ago. Accompanied by his friends, James ventures into the Black Hills forest in hopes to find his sister.
Glad to say Blair Witch provides some terrifying scares, it acts like a horror ride, with each section having a certain kind of scare and right when you think the ride is finished, it bumps up the scare factor to a maximum. There are moment of extreme uneasiness and the movie takes the most common phobias and puts our characters into those situations. To the movie’s credit, it works.
The most impressive aspect of the movie, is the sound direction. Most of the jump scares utilize loud sounds and though it may be cheap it’s very effective as it can help deliver plenty of terrifying scares.
Unfortunately for the movie, it’s not all great as the first two acts are incredibly dull. Though the movie tries to make you care about these characters, from the bad acting and poorly delivered lines, it’s difficult to care for them.
It also gives you plenty of story in the first two thirds, however unless you’re interested in the mythology behind the Blair Witch, it is a story not caring about.
Overall this movie is strikingly similar with the 1999 cult classic. Though the scares are a lot more terrifying and sometimes uncomfortable. The lack of depth within the characters and the uninteresting story drags this movie down tremendously. If the scares is something you’re looking forward to, it takes a while to get there but it’s there. However if the you’re looking for a competent horror film you will be disappointed.