SDCC: The Woods is Blair Witch?

Big news for horror fans from San Diego Comic-con yesterday.  Sorry we are a little late in reporting…but fuck it, here it is.

The horror movie known as “The Woods” is all a trick!  The Woods is actually a new Blair Witch movie.  This news is exciting to me, I am remember all of the hype behind the Blair Witch Project back in the summer of 1999.

“Blair Witch” is a sequel to the Blair Witch Project, of course, it is the second sequel.  Anyone remember 2000’s Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2?

Anyway, this time we get Adam Wingard to direct the sequel to Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick’s indie smash The Blair Witch Project.  Adam Wingard may be the right man for the job.  He has segments in the first two V/H/S movies and of course, You’re Next.

Here is a short synopsis.

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.

Trailer looks good, poster is cool and I am excited.  I loved the Blair Witch Project and honestly, Book of Shadows is terrible, but I liked it.  Remember, the Blair Witch Project changed horror, which in the 1990s, seemed to be dying.  It was something different and we have seen plenty of popular found footage horror movies since.

Check out the trailer and tell me what you think.  If you don’t think it looks good, you are lost…



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I have been watching horror films since I was 6 years old. The story, one Saturday night, my mom and I were watching movies and she fell asleep on the couch. We had the channel set on HBO and the movie we were watching ended and the next one, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. This was some time in 1986. I watched then entire film, I was sitting on the edge of my seat. When my mom woke, she asked me what just ended and I told her, “Freddy”. That was all I talked about for weeks and finally she broke down and rented more horror films for me. She rented, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre part 2, Re-Animator, Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives and Halloween II. I watched all and fell in love with horror films forever. 5 Horror Films to Watch Inferno (1980) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) The Beyond (1981) Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives (1986) Horror of Dracula (1958)