Today sees the UK DVD and Blu-Ray release of Adam Wingard’s sequel (let’s forget Book of Shadows) to Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez’s 1999 horror hit THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT.
To celebrate the release of BLAIR WITCH, we have an exclusive featurette clip which takes a look at what it was like to film on location in the woods…
Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, the film follows a group of college students who venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mystery surrounding the disappearance of James’ sister, which many people believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first the group is hopeful, especially when a young local couple offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods. However, as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence. Slowly, they begin to realize the legend of the Blair Witch is all too real and more sinister than they could have imagined.
Expanding on the mythology created in the iconic The Blair Witch Project, BLAIR WITCH is at once an exercise in slow-burning tension and a heart-pounding study in terror that further proves Wingard, responsible for the near-perfect slasher pic You’re Next and the joyous tribute to John Carpenter that was The Guest, really is modern horror cinema’s saviour.
Blair Witch is out today on EST, Blu-Ray and DVD, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment.