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.
THERE’S SOMETHING EVIL HIDING IN THE WOODS.
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.
It should be noted that the VR video below will still work on some computers and tablets and such, though of course it’s best enjoyed with a VR headset. The big fancy high-tech headsets aren’t exactly affordable for most, but for those who aren’t aware you can get much cheaper ones that work with most smartphones as well. There’s the cardboard ones, but I use one similar to this one, which looks nicer and is more durable than cardboard. Just make sure your phone will fit first!