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Movie Review: Blair Witch
Adam Frazier   |  

Blair Witch Into The Woods first image

Blair Witch
Director: Adam Wingard
Screenwriter: Simon Barrett
Cast: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Brandon Scott, Corbin Reid, Wes Robinson, Valorie Curry
Distributor: Lionsgate
Rated R | 93 Minutes
Release Date: September 16, 2016

Friday, July 30, 1999. My friends and I — high school kids stuck in a rural, one-stoplight town — piled into a car and drove 30 miles to the nearest movie theater to see The Blair Witch Project on opening night. For all we knew it was real; the recovered, reassembled footage of three student filmmakers who ventured into the Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland to film a documentary about the Blair Witch, a local legend. The students were never seen again, and we were about to witness something akin to supernatural snuff — evidence of the strange and inexplicable, the terrifying final moments of three young people.

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Movie Review: Blair Witch
Dr. Zaius   |  

Blair Witch movie review

Blair Witch
Director: Adam Wingard
Screenwriter: Simon Barrett
Cast: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Valorie Curry, Brandon Scott
Distributor: Lionsgate
Rated R | 93 Minutes
Release Date: September 16, 2016

Horror is a genre that exists to be mimicked and imitated. When John Carpenter’s Halloween debuted and shattered box offices in 1978 it started a decade-long slasher craze. While “found footage” films existed before 1999, that year’s surprise smash hit The Blair Witch Project turned a little-used subgenre of horror into the next big thing. Made on a miniscule $60,000 budget, the film grossed over $140 million and finished 10th in the 1999 box office standings. It’s hard to remember a time before the Internet was the biggest thing in Earth, but in 1999 the phrase “going viral” still referred to diseases. Hence when filmmakers spread a viral campaign that insisted that the movie was actually recovered documentary footage and that the filmmakers/actors were lost and maybe dead, people really believed it! Fast forward 17 years and one of the kings of mumblegore, Adam Wingard, revealed at this summer’s SDCC that his upcoming found-footage film The Woods was actually a sequel to The Blair Witch Project. Simply entitled Blair Witch, the film comes out in theaters this Friday, but I was able to attended a press screening last night.

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New ‘Blair Witch’ TV Spot & 360 VR Experience
The Movie God   |  

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During San Diego Comic-Con 2016 last month it was revealed, much to the delight of horror fans everywhere, that the next movie from You’re Next and The Guest director Adam Wingard—known at the time as The Woods—was actually a super secret sequel to 1999’s The Blair Witch Project titled simply Blair Witch. Last year Eduardo Sanchez, who co-directed the original along with Daniel Myrick, said a new sequel was inevitable. Turns out he was right! Perhaps he knew something we did not.

A trailer was also released to go along with the announcement above, but now Lionsgate has a couple of new treats for those anticipating the movie. First up is a new TV spot, followed by an intro video for a 360 virtual reality experience in which you get to do a little exploring of the lovely Black Hills Forest of Burkittsville, Maryland.

You can enjoy both of these below.

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SDCC 2016: Adam Wingard’s ‘The Woods’ Is Really ‘Blair Witch,’ Gets Trailer and Poster
BAADASSSSS!   |  

Blair Witch

A new horror film from Adam Wingard, the gifted director of the pulse-racing thrillers You’re Next and The Guest, is already a cause for celebration. But it turns out that his latest feature The Woods, a found-footage fright flick of which not much was known until now, is actually Blair Witch, a sequel to the 1999 minimalist horror classic The Blair Witch Project that became one of the biggest hits of that summer and one of the most profitable independent films ever released.

Lionsgate made the announcement early Friday evening at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con where they showed Blair Witch in full for the first time and marked the occasion by releasing the first trailer, poster, and image with the film’s official title attached. You can check them all out here below.

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‘Blair Witch Project’ Director Says Sequel Is “Inevitable”
The Movie God   |  

The Blair Witch Project

With how popular the found footage sub-genre has become since The Blair Witch Project arrived in 1999, making an astonishing $248.6 million worldwide on a tiny $60,000 budget, one would think more sequels than that one that shall not be named would have been made by now.

A third movie in the franchise has been whispered about from time to time over the years, and now one of the original’s directors is saying a new sequel is “inevitable.”

You can see what he had to say below.

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Wait, What? Watching Horror Movies Helps You Lose Weight?
The Movie God   |  

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We as human beings are constantly being fed sales pitches claiming to hold the secret for truly losing weight fast…most often not requiring any exercise whatsoever, while still allowing you to eat whatever the hell you’d like.

Only fools buy into such nonsense, and, whether you’re able to put in the effort or not, anyone with even partial brain function knows that it takes a lot of painfully trying discipline and hard work to lose the weight you feel you need to lose.

Still, for the sake of entertainment, and because it does happen to be All Hallows’ Eve, what if I told you that a new study claims that watching horror movies can in fact help you to drop pounds. Would you listen? or at read on purely out of curiosity? If so, do continue on below now for more information and to see a list of the ten best terrifying movie options for losing weight.

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Next Up For ‘Paranormal Activity’ Director Oren Peli: Aliens At ‘Area 51’
The Movie God   |  

Alien

As you might have noticed, the homemade looking ghost movie Paranormal Activity is on a mission to rule the world with ours and many others’ support (Read: Help Needed NOW! You The Fans Can Get ‘Paranormal Activity’ The Wide Release It Deserves!). That movie was Oren Peli‘s first ever movie as a director, but it has not taken him a long time to line up a second job that will run in the same circles as his first work.

The trades are reporting that Peli will make a movie called Area 51 in which a group of three teens decide to grab their video camera and head to the infamous and mysterious Nevada desert location that is so renowned for its tales of alien species crashing and being stored there. That is about all that is known of the project, but as you can assume, what these three will surely document is some unbelievable footage of alien beings that may just get out of hand in a hurry. Paranormal producer Jason Blum will return for this project, and the budget will be a massive $5 Million. That may not sound like much in the world of movies, but remembering that Paranormal only cost $11,000, you can only imagine what Peli will come up with.

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Help Needed NOW! You The Fans Can Get ‘Paranormal Activity’ The Wide Release It Deserves!
The Movie God   |  

Paranormal Activity

Paranormal Activity is one of those rare little indie movies that catches fire and goes on to make a legend of itself, very much like 1999’s The Blair Witch Project. Unfortunately, when a movie is this small, it’s difficult for them to acquire the funding to get a wide theatrical release, if they can get into theaters at all. The movie only cost an astoundingly minuscule $11,000 to make, and was so low-budget, that the studio was once planning to just remake it, but due to the massive reaction to it as is, it could now become something truly special. Right here and right now, we the fans of movies have the chance to help get this new film that’s terrifying audiences all over the place into theaters all over the country as it deserves, instead of just a handful of limited locations like New York and LA.

Here’s the deal: all you have to do is DEMAND the movie in your area by clicking the banner below. You’ll be transported to another site, where you simply enter your zip code, and click the button to demand it, and *poof* that’s all it takes. Ta-da! Paranormal Activity is currently creeping up toward 430,000 demands, so they’re almost half-way home, but with still a long way to go. If we all make this demand and tell all of our friends, then we can all have a little tiny hand in possible history. We all know what Blair Witch did, and that movie is still talked about to this day ten years later. Who knows — in another ten years, you might be able to tell friends that you helped Paranormal Activity become the horror classic that it is!

Click on over for the banner AND to see a couple of trailers. If you haven’t seen the trailer, do so immediately and see what this flick is doing to poor unsuspecting folks.

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‘Blair Witch’ Film Makers Talk Possible Third Movie
The Movie God   |  

Blair Witch

A third movie in The Blair Witch Project series is no big shocking developing news story — since the first movie was made, there was always word that a sequel would follow, and then a prequel would be made that was set a couple centuries ago and that would tell the real tale of the witch. After the second movie came out and was hated by most, the third chapter seemed to completely disappear. It’s popped up from time to time, but nothing has ever come of it.

While speaking to the BBC, film makers Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick chatted all things Blair Witch, including what the eternally-coming third movie they’re still developing might include, if it ever does get made, of course.

It appears that the current problem in the way of this project is what exactly to do with it. Sanchez and Myrick acknowledge the prequel idea set in the 1700s, but sound like they don’t want to do that anymore.

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