blair witch


E3 2019: Blair Witch Game Coming This August

E3 was this past week, and while it was fairly lackluster overall, there were definitely some games announced that piqued my interest. One of them was a Blair Witch game that I didn't even know was in development. It's being made by Layers of Fear developers Bloober team, and it's slated to arrive August 30th for Xbox One and PC. The Blair Witch Project came out in 1999, but was set in 1994-1995, and it looks from the trailer like this game is set a year after the events of the movie. In any case, it looks great, and it gave me a real Alan Wake vibe, which was a[...]


THE RITUAL Makes the Woods Terrifying Again

I know it's cool nowadays to talk junk about The Blair Witch Project, but anyone who say that movie when it came out knows it created an amazing sense of atmosphere, and it made being lost in the woods seem downright terrifying. I bring this up, because as I was watching The Ritual last weekend, I realized it was the first movie that captured that "lost in the woods" feeling for me since Blair Witch (although The Ruins came close, and I heartily recommend it). The Ritual combines that atmosphere of isolation with some folklore and a strong dose of H.P. Lovecraf[...]


Blair Witch 2016

In October of 1994, three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland while shooting a documentary. This is the first line of THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT movie trailer. Yeah. I remember when THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT released in 1999. Everyone, including me, believed the marketing plan of three college students who go into the woods and end up shooting footage of their hauntings and untimely deaths. S.C.A.R.Y. The shakey camera footage helped to solidfy this idea in the minds of the viewers. I absolutely loved this film and now...ther[...]


Famous Hauntings: The Bell Witch

When we discuss folklore, the stuff of legends particular to certain areas, we're not always discussing the story itself -- we talk about the hype that surrounds it; makes it bigger than it probably is. The fact is, a lot of the pop culture we get our hands on today lies roots in stories that were told a couple of centuries ago. I can't say that this suggests that there's no original horror stories anymore, far from it; it's interesting, however, that the origin points for the things we find scary now might actually have kernels of truth to them because they're so[...]