I would like to start this post off talking about the original Blair Witch Project. I tried watching this movie awhile ago, and couldn't make it all the way through because of the "Found Footage" type filming. It was so shaky that I was gaining a headache and starting to feel nauseous. So, I wasn't able to make it through the entire movie, and I'm still not really sure how the whole thing ended. I was told that they ended up in a house where they had to stand in the corner. That's all I know. I don't know why or how or what exactly was after them (other than the fact that I'm sure it was the "Blair Witch").
So this brings me to today's review of Blair Witch which is kind of like a second sequel to the original Blair Witch Project. I went into the theater hoping to God that they wouldn't continue with the "Found Footage" non-sense. Alas, I was wrong. This movie was just as bad as the first, the only reason I didn't quit watching was because I paid to see it in theaters.
that I knew exactly what was happening just by the sound effects. Is this a good thing? For me, I would say so, but I'm not sure if others will think the same thing.
This movie revolves around a guy, who's sister was a victim in the original movie, that goes into the woods with his friends to try to find out what happened to her. As David mentions in his review, I did like this aspect with the way that they tried to link the two movies together. Other than that, this movie wasn't the greatest. I wish that I could have gotten more answers throughout the movie. Like how the "Blair Witch" did stuff. I guess with magic?
For example, the whole thing with the time manipulation and the sun not coming up. Is this really something that can be done? Or perhaps it's just a psychological thing that the campers are going through as the witch picks them off one by one.
Another example, is the house. Where did it come from and why can no one see it unless they stay the night in the woods? It just kind of appeared out of no where - it was like the witch knew exactly what the main character was looking for in trying to find his sister. Another thing about the house... once you're in you can't get out? It was like a never ending maze? I don't get it. Again... psychological manipulation is my best guess.
And lastly, WTF is up with that girl's leg? What was inside and how did it get there? That was pretty disgusting when she pulled it out. Blahh.
I would have loved for at least one person to survive. Sigh.
definitely would not watch another movie in this series if they made another, unless I remembered to take some Dramamine or something. I did leave feeling like the movie scared me, which is a plus for horror films, but other than that I'm just going to be giving this movie an "okay" rating. I don't like having headaches after watching movies: sorry to all those that like this type of thing...
Until next time, hope you're enjoying our Horror Movie Review Series so far! I know I am!
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