Director: Adam Wingard
Cast: Wes Robinson, James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Corbin Reid
Release Date: Sep 16, 2016
Rated R for Terror, Some Disturbing Images and Language
Runtime: 1 hr. 29 min.
The Blair Witch Project was such a singular moment in cinematic history that it’d be impossible to recreate the buzz and feel of watching that original film. Regardless, Adam Wingard tries to do just that with mixed results. This sequel is really just a remake of the original film with updated technology and a shiner gloss. Blair Witch follows a lot of the same beats of the original film with a few twist and turns to spice things up a bit. The third act offers up some interesting questions about what’s really happening but it’s not enough to make this a truly memorable film. There are some fun sequences but there are just too many moments that emulate the original film. Occasionally, going so far as to lift shots and dialogue from the original. This slavish adherence to the original leaves this sequel unable to find its own footing and feel.