There's something evil hiding in the woods.
Students on a camping trip discover something sinister is lurking beyond the trees.
Students on a camping trip discover something sinister is lurking beyond the trees.
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im not sure if it would do anything to improve anyone's chances of survival but regardless i feel like someone really ought to apologize to Ms. Blair Witch. she was tortured to death by shitty colonists and now all she wants to do is live her death peacefully in her fixer upper in the middle of the woods and meddling kids won't leave her alone!! im sorry blair witch. i love and respect you. i won't bother u.
Of all the things a movie about a witch-haunted woods must do, especially a movie which grounds itself materially in the documentation process, the provenance by which notice of this haunting is delivered or transmitted to the viewer, the recipient of this transmission, to be haunted itself and in turn to haunt the viewer is the most vital, most important task of such a movie. For what are movies but hauntings themselves? A spectral emanating from the past which attaches itself to a viewer, binds itself and becomes part of. If such a movie is constructed as to resist its own propensity to haunt, and instead is actively cast aside, unhexed even during the viewing, it undoes itself, undoes the pact, the covenant, between the viewer and itself.
Oh just fuck off, will ya?
But, it's a sequel/reboot! We have to pay homage to the original!
Listen Mr You've-directed-the-guest-so-you-deserve-some-slack-but-you're-awfully-close-to-being-called-mr-Wankard-from-now-on, paying homage does not mean basically copying everything and simply updating it. And how the fuck are you paying homage if you TAKE AWAY EVERY SINGLE BIT OF MYSTERY THAT MADE THE ORIGINAL SO TERRIFYING? (to me, that is. I scare easily.)
But but we've got all these cool cameras and stuff
THAT YOU ONLY USE TO INDUCE EPILEPSY!!
But we've got a drone
But we're totally expanding the mythology around the Blair Witch
NO YOU'RE NOT YOU DAFT WANKER YOU'RE DESTROYING IT BY ACTUALLY SHOWING EVERYTHING. MY IMAGINATION IS MUCH MORE FRIGHTENING THAN THAT SILLY GENERIC MONSTER DESIGN YOU SHAT OUT!!
but our movie is really
OH JUST FUCK OFF ALREADY!
TIFF 2016 Film #16
I'm still shook. There must have been a hydraulics system in my chair because I was flying out of my chair left and right. Easily the most I've jumped out of my seat from a movie. Blair Witch has jump scares galore, so if that's not your thing I would avoid this!
if the scariest thing about your movie is a fucking foot then we have a problem
So I watched about two-thirds of this movie before the dvd crapped out which is too bad because I was enjoying it more than when I saw it in the theatre. The sound design seems to play better in the dark on headphones. The main reason, though, that I enjoyed it more this time is that I realized that Blair Witch (2016) should have been made like a year or two later and the Confederate Burnout Kids should have been Alt-Right Vloggers trying to give you the truth regarding What The Liberal Media Isn't Telling You About The Blair Witch which of course would have been that there is a tunnel directly from the #Pizzagate basement (which no one could…
Hooptober 3.0 Film #1
Among the many things satirized in the newest episode of South Park on Wednesday was the recent upward trend of nostalgia making a comeback. With big franchise names like Mad Max and Star Wars coming around again to overwhelming success, remakes and reboots seem to be starting to take a large part of the public attention, when it comes to new releases. Blair Witch is a film that quite literally came out of nowhere, with a Cloverfield-esque marketing tactic that had the audience thinking it was a completely original film up until a few weeks ago. It honestly probably would have been a lot more effective had they not revealed the real title of the film…
i tried writing a serious review but it just kept on being me talking about how much i love jump scares because they make me feel scared and i can't get scared and how this movie made me really jittery so i felt scared and i love this movie for that because horror movies are one of my favorite things in the entire world and all of that shit
but also...the freakiest horror trope in the world to me is probably the "we went in a circle???!???!?" thing and this movie does that and i had chills multiplying and its so dumb and i just love movies but more so than anything else i love my stupid stupid horror sequels/remakes…
oh fuck off
THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, and now...BLAIR WITCH?
a true successor to the film that started the found footage craze. this return to Burkittsville (formerly Blair) is so rewarding it's ridiculous. it takes a little while to get the ball rolling, but that time is filled with great character development, lore, and backstory. as soon as our group of people, three more than the original film, arrive in the infamous woods, it instantly becomes a no-holds barred thrill ride. no one and nothing is safe, and whatever is terrifying these people is far more menacing than in the original. there's a scene so terrifying and tense that I almost cried, I'm not gonna lie. this has an ending that…
You can’t help but think that Adam Wingard squandered some of his potential after Your Next but Blair Witch deserves far more love than the smear job it got from its detractors. This movie explodes in the third act.
Listen, I could go on and on about why I think this is bad but when it comes down to it there's one gigantic, humungous, unavoidable problem I have with it.
Whether it be the lack of authenticity in its presentation, or the bad acting, or the totally misguided decision to take away all the mystery by revealing the witch as being made of penne pasta noodles, I can't take a single frame of Blair Witch seriously. And because of that it makes everything this movie tries to accomplish fall completely flat on its face. For example, nobody in this godforsaken movie was wearing microphones yet they all had crystal clear audio quality. It's a little thing to complain about but it's the little things that really matter in a movie like this.
I wasn't expecting a masterpiece or anything but man oh man. The original Blair Witch is all you need to see from this franchise.
사람들이 갑툭튀 너무 좋아해 :(
The scariest thing about “Blair Witch,” directed by Adam Wingard, is its audacity to exist despite having no good reason to. From top to bottom it reeks of mainstream horror film stench, from the painfully standard jump scares to the ostentatious exhibition of paranormal phenomena. Its most crucial limitation is that it has forgotten what made “The Blair Witch Project” so effective and chilling as a found footage picture: every image in the 1999 instant classic is so realistic, one can believe—and people did believe—that it actually happened.
This unbearably dull modern sequel dares to establish a tenuous connection to the first simply by mentioning a doomed character’s name from its predecessor whenever convenient. It makes no effort to establish…
It's not a bad movie and it doesn't deserve all the hate it's been getting over the past few years since it came out. And as a massive horror fan this is the type of movie I can have some fun with from time to time. Wingard actually did a great job on this one. The last 20 minutes are scary as shit. It's some of the scariest things I've ever seen.
My thoughts about this movie are changing all the time. Now I'm actually liking it and I try not to focus on the bad stuff this time. It's been said enough and I don't want to repeat myself. Maybe next year I'll hate it again. Or not, who'll tell...
NEVER LOOK BACK.
everything about this movie was annoying. the fucking camera glitches, the characters, the string bean ass “witch” ..EVERYTHING
not me watching this the night before my very first camping trip...
A more entertaining (especially with its bigger budget), but overall worse film than the original.
5.5 / 10
While the bigger budget and more talented cast made it more entertaining, it isn't the better alongside the original, since it has a few trashy moments, like the wound the black dies first cliché and the predictable ending.
Still I really like and appreciate this film for its inside views on the mystery and the extent of it.
The film does have good acting, good visuals & an intriguing story but the film’s underwritten, poorly directed & slow in parts. (40%)
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