Blair Witch (2016)
Blair Witch is hands down the worst horror film I have seen in a long time. If you scroll back through this blog, you will see that I have seen some rather terrible ones.
There is nothing redeemable about this mess. Every semi-innovative addition to the concept of the original The Blair Witch Project is a wasted opportunity. A drone — why not? We’re in the 21st century after all; no need to pretend there haven’t been any technological advancements. But for God’s sake, do something with it!
Besides some cool new gadgets, there is nothing original about this movie, but it could have been simply boring. Instead it is an aggravating attack on the senses: people screaming at every opportunity, allowing for zero build-up of tension.
The biggest disappointment is that after almost 20 years, a lot of Blair Witch Project fans were excited for a sequel in the original spirit. But maybe it’s true: the era of found footage truly is over, once and for all.