#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Near Burkittsville, in the Black Hills Forest, on the root of a lightning-struck tree, the couple of Lane and Talia find a DV tape sticking out of the ground. The content of the found tape is mostly footage of static, however, near the end, there is also an intriguing small part where someone is trying to escape from something that is after him, screaming and running in an abandoned house. After accidentally stumbling across the uploaded footage, James, believing that this is his final chance to put an end once and for all in the unresolved mystery of his sister’s Heather disappearance, some twenty years ago in the same woods, he assembles a team of friends in search of answers. Sooner or later, the team will go astray in the heart of a green maze that is riddled with the chilling legend of Elly Kedward, the Blair Witch who relentlessly keeps messing with their sanity, gradually taking them down, one by one. Eventually, James will find himself in the epicentre of the evil activity, trapped inside the very house where his sister disappeared, unaware of the fact that, once more, the witch will demand her sacrifice.
Plot: Students on a camping trip discover something sinister is lurking beyond the trees.
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When _The Blair Witch Project_ burst upon the cinematic scene in 1999 it was an unspeakable breath of fresh air because it deviated away from the conventional creepers that marched to the same old boo-enhanced beat. Sure, _The Blair Witch Project_ certainly was not blessed with the most creative screenplay nor could anybody definitively state that the acting was convincing to the point of no return. Nevertheless, the genuine shocks were ideally realized due to the execution of this little indie terror tale that managed to sell a morbid mystique that translated into a gory goldmine at the box office. Hence, _The Blair Witch Project_ became an unlikely sensation trending around its distinctive flair for what has become the ubiquitous and overused found footage genre nowadays.
Indeed, _The Blair Witch Project_ sparked a creepy curiosity and gave birth to a unique movement in horror flicks where it managed to formulate a whole refreshing perspective to digesting frightfests based on the art of eerie suggestion through the power of promotion. Of course the “promotion” in this case presented a group of periled young people (the typical expendable guinea pigs in this kind of cinema) armed with cameras as they explored the Maryland-based woods that would end up creating a speculative frenzy about what remained through the lens of shaky images as these sitting ducks ran for dear life. Thus, the atmospheric vibes and presumed doom of these wandering targets in the woods captured a whole welcoming imagination to the manner in which little imaginative horror gems could rival the big-budgeted spook spectacles coming out of the Hollywood machine.
Naturally, _The Blair Witch Project_ (as most horror-based original blueprints) was enthusiastic to capitalize on its big screen impact but not without the amount of success it originally generated the first time around. Some may recall the tepid sequel in 2000’s _Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2_ that left a dull mark for those that were stimulated by the amazing first installment. Now it would take a 16-year gap to wipe off the nostalgic dust of a boorish _Blair_ outing for another entry in the pale and anemic imitation **Blair Witch**. Unfortunately, director Adam Wingard (“You’re Next”, “The Guest”) has no absolute vision or hearty energy to channel **Blair Witch** into a scary showcase worthy of its own garish identity. Wingard and screenwriter Simon Barrett merely conjure up a shadowy copycat of _The Blair Witch Project’s_ goose-bumpy reputation as **Blair Witch** is rendered a listless retread. Look, there is nothing wrong with attempting to recycle the spirit of an unassuming ground-breaking horror fable that gave considerable forethought to how movie-going fans viewed scary movies in general. Still, there is a time and place for gloom-and-doom experimentation in the heart of the wicked-minded woods that worked its magic prior to the millennium age of movie-making. However, 17-plus years later there is no excuse for **Blair Witch** to be lame and lazy in its artificial scares given its continuation to carry on _The Blair Witch Project’s_ haunting bloodline.
**Blair Witch’s** premise centers on the special bond of a brother-sister duo…or shall we say brother-missing sister duo. James (James Allen McCune) wants to look into the 20-year disappearance of his sister Heather who vanished in the Black Hills Forest. James is almost certain that Heather is alive and well. Furthermore, he contends that perhaps Heather is an instrumental part of the Blair Witch legend that exists. So James sets out to investigate his sister’s whereabouts but not without his entourage joining him.
Among James’s friends that journey into the deep woods are Lisa (Callie Hernandez), boyfriend-girlfriend team Peter and Ashley (Brandon Scott and Corbin Reid) not to mention a couple of tour guides in Lane and Talia (Wes Robinson and Valorie Curry). In particular, Lisa has another reason to go trekking through the fearsome forest with James and company–she needs to bring along her camera and record her adventures for a film school project. And so James and his crew foolishly set out to chase the notion of survivalist Heather as Lisa concentrates on her agenda to helm a documentary-style thesis for her film-making studies. Soon, the telegraphed chaos ensues for which **Blair Witch** fanatics are accustomed to by now. The serving of the repetitive shaky cam, the so-called spontaneous hysterics and nerve-racking aura of the surrounding woods comes off as a hammy, inconsequential effect. The chills and thrills are relentlessly watered-down. Plus, **Blair Witch** does not effectively utilize its low-budgeted charm to convey the mounting tension…at least to the degree that made the original edition more appealing in its small scare toxicity.
Routinely, **Blair Witch** is manufactured with all the creativity and originality of a haunted house’s creaky door searching to be lubricated. There is nary any genuine shocks or jolts that register with an impacting punch. The recipe for **Blair Witch** is a shameless by-the-dots regurgitation of the aforementioned 1999 trail-blazing woodsy terrain-terror treat. The film gets off to a rather clumsy start spotlighting lapses of silly-minded fodder to compliment the toothless scares. Sadly, the gradual build-up is relentlessly standard and morphs into typical cheesy slasher fare with an obligatory methodical pick-off of the scattering youthful prey. The only positive take that **Blair Witch** wears with a badge of honor is its advantageous usage of technological upgrading (both demonstrated on screen based on the characters’ sophisticated equipment in the storyline and the behind the scenes shoot). In being a louder and flashier production does not automatically constitute **Blair Witch** as a well-received found footage horror show. In fact, Wingard’s twitchy narrative fails despite the applied modern-day filming flourishes. In hindsight, transparent scares just does not cut it anymore in the realm of the horror universe.
Structurally redundant as it travels down the familiar wooden path, Wingard does have high regard for the reminiscences of _The Blair Witch Project’s_ legacy but it is too bad that he could not emphasize his cinematic appreciation more soundly in this woefully flaccid, forest-bound frightener.
**Blair Witch** (2016)
1 hr. 29 mins.
Starring: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Brandon Scott, Valorie Curry, Wes Robinson, Corbin Reid
Directed by: Adam Wingard
MPAA Rating: R
Critic’s rating: * 1/2 stars (out of 4 stars)
(c) **Frank Ochieng** 2016
**The history repeats, and so the story in some sequel films!**
This is the third film is the ‘Blair Witch’ film series, but the second film from the story perspective. Anyway, I haven’t seen the other sequel, you do not have to be familiar with that to follow this one. So I saw it, but what I thought is, basically this film is exactly same as the first film. Just the characters and timeline changed, that’s all.
They had nothing much of choice, so the story was repeated with the modern equipments. A new set of people, including a brother of one of those went missing two decades ago, heads to the same woods to investigate. But soon they all begin to witness strange, horrifying events. Now it becomes their survival game of getting out safe from there, but would they? Is what the film’s end to notify us.
If you are a horror genre fan, particularly about the killing stuffs, then you might enjoy it. Other than that it was not scary, well, it was not for me. The today’s generation might enjoy it better, but if you are like above 30 and already saw the original, this will be an average or trash. So young people should watch it. For me, it was okay, because I was not expecting anything from it. So I hope they end it here, no to another sequel or the reboot.
Ashley?… Ashley! …. Ashley!!!
Shhh…. Did you hear that?… Peter?… Peter?!… Peter!… Peeeter!!… Ashley!…Ashley?… Ashley!….ASHLEY!… Aaaashleeey!!… Aaashleeey!….James?… Jaaames!…Lisa!… Liiisaaaa!… Peter?… Peter!!!…. Lane?… Laaane?…. Talia?… Talia!…. Ashley?… James???… Lisa? … Liiisaaaa!… HEY! All of you just shut the f**k up! It’s over! OK? Take it down a notch. It’s finally done. What started in 1999 with a unique low-budget, cleverly executed and promoted, and genuinely creepy little indie film, finally ended in 2016 with a ridiculous corporate big-budget hackneyed piece of shhhh…did you hear that?… Ashley?… Ashley?…. ASHLEY!
What makes a Horror movie scary.(spoilers)
I was and still am a huge fan of the first original 1999 film and when I saw the previews for this one it seemed the writing was sticking to the original’s story which got me excited. The initial sequels back in the early 2000’s were terrible which also made me go into this movie with doubts…but boy was I wrong. This movie is sticking to the roots of limited budget and total isolation which made the first such a great film. Both the original and this new Blair Witch have a unique realistic feel of total isolation which makes the film instantly creepy.
There are 3 things which make this a perfect horror movie. 1.”Build-up/Anticipation”: This movie and also series has perfected building up their horror such as the likes of Alien, which follow the idea of only showing the “creature/evil entity” only a few times or if at all until the vary end and even in the end only show it a few times. This style makes it much more frightening as your uncertain of the whereabouts of it and also when it will appear next. The original 1999 version didn’t even show a witch which still left people guessing on whether or not it was actually a witch or possibly something else like a crazy man or themselves turning on each other. But the 2016 version solidifies that it was in fact a witch and also that they were turning on each other in both the 1999 and 2016 groups.
2.”Total Isolation”: Being completely isolated with no one able to come across you or with no ability to send word for help in a dire situation is scary enough even if its not a horror movie, so its no coincidence that a movie based on people being lost in the woods would garner fear. The Black hills forest in the movie is isolated in two ways, one is the fear of the local population to venture in it due to its reputation, and two the witches curse on the woods keep small groups trapped by interfering with their navigation and manipulating time.
3.”Helplessness”: Being utterly helpless or giving up and excepting your situation is helpless is a bitter pill to swallow and will break many people, for example getting your leg trapped under a rock while hiking or being surrounded and besieged during war. This helplessness becomes more and more apparent as the movie goes on, some of the cast give up and serve the witch and others continue to fight till their deaths. You really see the horror of this helplessness when Lisa is in the tunnel trying to escape and gets stuck, this is a very good scene as she almost breaks down and gives up but keeps fighting. Other characters such as Lane and James give up entirely and serve the witch. Despite us the viewer cheering for Lisa or Heather in the two movies to finally make their way out of the forest it is hopeless and makes true that all who venture alone or in a small group into the Black hills forest will not make it out alive.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 29 min (89 min)
Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Director Adam Wingard
Writer Simon Barrett
Actors James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Corbin Reid, Brandon Scott
Country Canada, USA
Awards 3 wins & 7 nominations.
Production Company Snoot Entertainment, Lionsgate Films, Room 101 Inc., Vertigo Entertainment
Sound Mix Dolby Atmos, DTS (DTS: X), Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Light Iron (digital intermediate) (mobile dailies)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)