Source: Collider | Posted By: Dan Geer
Collider has debuted a new trailer for Blair Witch, and it is definitely not to be watched if you have claustrophobia (you’ll see why if you dare to watch)!
Acting as more of a direct sequel to 1999’s smash it The Blair Witch Project (because who cares about the terrible Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2?), this third film in the franchise revolves around a character named James who sets out on a mission to find out what happened to his sister Heather – the woman who went missing in the original 1999 film.
The movie has really been getting a lot of positive buzz ever since the movie was unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con (it was originally titled The Woods to maintain secrecy on the project) and screened there in front of an excited crowd. Apparently it is “one of the scariest films ever made,” according to this latest trailer. While I have never believed such claims for any horror movie (and neither should you), this trailer does have me convinced that I won’t sleep after I watch it. Give it a go after the jump!
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.
While this movie will probably not have the appeal that the original film had, in that there isn’t some sort of intitial belief by the public that this could actually be real “found footage” – this does look scary. It does look great. I remain hopeful!