Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Blair Witch (2016)

Director: Adam Wingard. Cast: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Corbin Reid. 89 min. Rated R. Horror.

I loved the original Blair Witch Project: the first movie to introduce the found footage sub-genre into the mainstream, and make ingenious use of the newfound phenomenon called "the world-wide-web" as a promotional vehicle. I researched the movie, wrote articles about it ... even gave talks about it! But that level of originality can never be reached. So repeating the same elements, with almost everything redone in an offensive way, sprayed with numerous painfully unnecessary shock-shots, and lots and lots of intolerable screaming, will not change anything - neither one year after the original, nor seventeen years, nor a hundred.

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