The Woods


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[...]