The movie is an American found footage paranormal horror movie by director Adam Wingard with writer Simon Barrett. It is the third certified movie in the series of the Blair Witch. The movie was shot in a found recorded style, followed the crowd of college students and the local guides that undertake in the in Maryland Black Hills Forest to expose the mysteries enfolding the disappearance many years ago by Heather Donahue. Primarily, the movie’s link to the Blair Witch contract was kept secret, and the movie having been turned to the fake label, The Woods.
The Cast Lists:
James Allen McCune played as James Donahue
Valorie Curry played as Talia
Callie Hernandez played as Lisa Arlington
Brandon Scott played as Peter Jones
Corbin Reid played as Ashley Bennett
Wes Robinson played as Lane
The Story Line:
In year 2014, James Donahue discovered a YouTube video containing the image of a lady he believed to be his sibling Heather that vanished near Burkittsville in 1994 while on investigation about the myth of Blair Witch. Considering that she is still breathing, he goes to the forest with her friends Ashley Bennett, Peter Jones, and the movie learner Lisa Arlington, who wanted to film James’ investigation for the documentary entitled The Absence of Closure. The locals Lane and Talia also joined them.
Upon making the camp for that evening, Talia and Lane discussed the fading of Heather’s movie crew, and some other mysterious happenings, that they ascribe to Blair Witch. Right after hearing noises in the evening, the crowd was awakened to discover odd stick figures that hung in the trees. Scared, they choose to leave. Lisa spotted twine in the backpack of Lane and both Talia and Lane was gone after admitting to making the figures just to convince the crowd to go, provided that there were strange noises in the night and they awakened at 2pm.
After hours of strolling, the four go back to the original campsite that both were gone in circles. Lisa directed a drone to get their location, but it failed. Ashley became sick because of the lesions on her foot, obliging the crowd to camp again. Then Peter inspected Ashley’s swollen foot, he spotted a parasite inside the foot, but did not mention it to Ashley. Peter left the campsite for some firewood, soon being hunted by unknown object; he gets injured from the falling tree on him, and disappeared.
The Writers’ View:
When you read the previews for this movie, it seemed that the story sticks with the first edition. The initial sequels from the early 2000’s were bad and that made me decide to watch this movie without any doubts, but I was wrong. This film was sticking from the roots of total isolation and limited budget, which made the initial movie such a great one. Both this new Blair Witch and the original one have their unique sensible feeling of total isolation and that makes the movie instantly creepy. There are three things that make this horror movie a perfect one: build-up/anticipation, total isolation and helplessness. Despite the viewers cheering for Heather or Lisa in the two films to finally find their way to be out from the woods, it is really hopeless and makes true sense that all who dare alone from a small crowd into the forest of Black hills will surely not make it out breathing!