Get more details on The Woods (the secret Blair Witch sequel) and watch one of the scariest trailers since Lights Out…
Lionsgate made a smart move with the working title The Woods.
Wingard is behind movies like V/H/S, V/H/S/2, You’re Next and The Guest. With The Woods, horror fans are once again interested to venture back into the woods, disobey the warnings to find out what happened to its first victims. The Woods, is a found footage movie that follows a group of ill-fated college students on a camping trip into some creepy woods.
Here is what we just learned:
Even to casual horror fans, that synopsis will be reminiscent of one horror movie in particular: Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez’s 1999 low-budget flick The Blair Witch Project, which also followed a group of ill-fated college students on a camping trip into some creepy woods. Today it was revealed that The Woods isn’t just an homage to The Blair Witch Project – it’s a sequel. Oh, and it’s not called The Woods – it’s really called Blair Witch.
EW broke the news with a brand new trailer for Blair Witch, which reveals that James Allen McCune (Shameless) is playing the brother of Heather Donohue, one of the characters from the first movie. Addressing the deception, Wingard said:
“The Woods was our working title. When we signed on to it, we knew that [the name] was eventually going to be changed. To us, it wasn’t even going to be part of the marketing. But I think Lionsgate made a really smart decision, using that.”
“‘Blair Witch’ is that game-changer horror fans desperately have been waiting for. It will usher in a new breed of genre films that are targeted at creating an emotional experience above all else. “Scary” is probably an understatement as this may just be the first film since ‘The Exorcist’ that will leave younger audiences scarred for life.”
When Blair Witch releases this fall, Adam Wingard will become a household name. Blair Witch is written by his longtime collaborator Simon Barrett:
“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.“
Watch and prepared to be scared:
— Blair Witch (@BlairWitchMovie) July 23, 2016