The internet can be an excellent marketing tool for a film. Back in the early days of the world wide web, the Blair Witch Project, a found footage film directed by the duo of Daniel Myrick and Ed Sanchez, became an online phenomenon. With the creation of the faux documentary The Curse of the Blair Witch, and the belief by many that the movie footage was real, the movie took off and became a world wide success.
There was a follow up in the year 2000 entitled Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 but it was received with little fanfare. Now in 2016, a new film about the mysterious witch has appeared. Filmed under the false title The Woods to keep it under wraps from movie fans, horror genre favorites Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett were brought in to direct and write this new project.
Dark Discussions went to the theater and are now back to review and critique this new Blair Witch film. Having the talents who brought us such fantastic films as A Horrible Way to Die, The Guest, V/H/S, and You're Next, could this new film be the next great horror film? Listen to find out what your co-hosts think.