A tense TV spot has been released for Blair Witch, the upcoming sequel that comes around 17 years after the first film.
Just having another found footage flick generally doesn’t warrant much attention, but there are a few things that have played a strong hand in stirring up buzz for this one.
Of course, there’s the hugely influential original 1999 film, which grossed $US248.6 million worldwide on a budget of just $US60,000. Talk about profit. Also of interest was the journey up to the reveal that this was, in fact, a Blair Witch film. This was being pushed as The Woods, until a Comic-Con revelation unveiled the film’s true agenda. And lastly, this marks the latest feature from director Adam Wingard and screenwriter Simon Barrett, the duo behind much-loved pics You’re Next and The Guest.
While I personally wasn’t interested in the thought of another Blair Witch film, the talent behind the camera and the trailers, including the new promo below, have been driving my anticipation up. Fingers crossed we’re in for a creepy, sweat-inducing time at the movies with this one. If this does end up being a winner, it’ll mark another great horror entry in a year that has thus far given us The Conjuring 2, Lights Out and Don’t Breathe.
Blair Witch hits Aussie screens on September 15 and U.S. screens on September 16. And in case our Australia-based readers missed it, be sure to enter our Blair Witch tickets giveaway right HERE.
Synopsis for Blair Witch:
A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of James’ sister who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods, but as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence. Slowly, they begin to realize the legend is all too real and more sinister than they could have imagined.