BLAIR WITCH (2016) Review
Directed by Adam Wingard
Years after, a “deserving” sequel to one of the scariest films of all time finally arrives. Blair Witch tries to revive the recent lacklustre of found-footage horror films.
It’s eerie atmosphere helped the film a lot, from building tense to adding illusion that something’s about to happen which at times, nothing really does just giving you the chills and the feeling of being sucked into darkness along with its characters. And yes, these stuff are what nightmares are made of but do these last? Not for a very long time. Blair Witch has the scares but there’s nothing new to it and the experience it more like the same of its successful predecessor with just an improvement on the technical side.
About the found-footage part, it doesn’t embrace the technique wholeheartedly. While the characters do have cameras with them, there are other shots that weren’t from any of their cameras which you will notice if you were conscious about it, unlike Josh Trank’s Chronicle that has all the shots from cameras visible around the setting.
3 OUT OF 5 STARS
“Blair Witch” is now showing in Philippine cinemas nationwide from Pioneer Films. Rated R-13 by the MTRCB.