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« on: July 24, 2016, 01:01:13 PM »

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This is incredibly cool to me.

The guys who made You're Next and The Guest have been making a movie they called The Woods.  they talked about it and promoted it with posters and a trailer and everything.   

Then at Comicon, they showed a new trailer. 

One character talks about his sister going into the woods.  They enter a town called Burkittsville.  They set up camp in the woods and then creepily find these figures made out of sticks surrounding the camp.  Someone asks if about believing in the Blair Witch.

Holy shit!  Turns they were making a Blair Witch sequel the whole time.  There were even rumors back whe. they started, and they through people off the scent.  Awesome!

I like the movies these guys have made, and I think this could be very cool (though the trailer looks a little over the top to me).  Count me as excited and impressed.
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2016, 03:18:37 PM »

That's one movie that doesn't need to be remade, and I'd argue, the original shouldn't have been made either.
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2016, 04:05:55 PM »

The original BW kicked off the found footage/shakycam niche that's still with us today, and it also had great viral marketing. Highly influential for such a low budget film. I saw it in a crowded theater and liked it well enough.

This remake looks like a typical things-jumping-out-at-you shocker.
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2016, 04:34:06 PM »

I never really thought the original Blair Witch was worth all the hype, and I grew to really hate most found footage movies, so I can't say I'm super excited for this.

And as usual the trailer just showed 90% of the movie's arc anyway, so it's not like there is much suspense anymore.
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2016, 09:33:38 PM »

I think the big thing with the original was how many people thought it was real, coupled with the amount of business it did relative to how much it cost to make.  Unfortunately I saw it much later when it came out on video and was all hyped up to be scared silly.  Instead my friends and I found it kind of boring and disappointing.

This remake looks pretty good to me but I'm a fan of cheesy horror AND found footage flicks.  Hopefully there's more focus on making it a fun/scary movie without the gimmick of people thinking it might actually be real.
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2016, 12:50:08 PM »

It's not a remake, it's a sequel
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2016, 04:08:59 PM »

Quote from: gangeli on July 26, 2016, 12:50:08 PM

It's not a remake, it's a sequel
It is? That's odd. Is it a sequel to the first or second one?
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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2016, 04:16:48 PM »

Quote from: Punisher on July 26, 2016, 04:08:59 PM

Quote from: gangeli on July 26, 2016, 12:50:08 PM

It's not a remake, it's a sequel
It is? That's odd. Is it a sequel to the first or second one?

The second one is only related by title.  It has nothing to do with the first.  Or, anyway, it doesn't count.  Blech.

As I mentioned, the trailer has a guy talking about his sister.  They head into the same woods to find out what happened to her.  Maybe she's still there (I'm holding out hope that Heather Donahue pops up).

I know a lot of people didn't "get" The Blair Witch Project, especially if they saw it after the hype died down or the realness of it was proven to be fake.  There's also the found footage gimmick that is integral to the movie that somehow, later, turned into a genre.  There's no denying the movie's impact, though.

I got very frustrated at the time by the number of people who dismissed it.  Especially those who decreed it "not scary."  The trend for jump scare = scary had been in full swing by that point, and this movie doesn't have any of those.  It's a long, slow mounting of tension with very little release, which I guess some people found frustrating, especially when they went into the movie looking to judge the hype.  If you let yourself get into it, though, the movie's sense of dread is fantastic.  The pacing is fairly incredible, frankly.

There's also a mythos that is kind of buried in the movie, which lends itself to repeat viewings.  A lot of that mythos was fleshed out in some of the media that followed (the games, the journal, etc.), but it's in the film.  It's what makes the shot of Josh in the basement so chilling.

Anyway, I get that for some, the movie left a bad taste, but I feel like you missed out.  It was inventive and skillfully made.
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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2016, 05:17:51 PM »

I really liked the 1st movie. I like to think that I don't scare easily- but I was pretty darned scared during this movie. I actually had to tell myself that this wasn't an actual found footage movie - yes I did. Will never repeat that ever - thank god the internet doesn't make things permanent. 
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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2016, 09:25:54 PM »

I think I was the only person on the planet who liked the sequel lol.  Don't ask me to tell you what it was about though because I have zero memory of the story.

Anyway glad to hear this is a sequel.  I just presumed it was some sort of "reimagining" because the preview had that same creepy shot of Josh in the corner (which was the absolute best part of the first movie).  I hope they actually get to see a little more of what's behind everything and it's not just a tease.
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