Director Adam Wingard Turns ‘The Woods’ Into ‘Blair Witch’

The Woods’ Is Now A Sequel To ‘The Blair Witch Project’!

Bad-ass Adam Wingard somehow kept this under the radar to most. Turning his project ‘The Woods‘ into a sequel to ‘The Blair Witch Project‘ is a bold move but something I’ve come to expect from the underrated filmmaker. Surprising viewers with shorts in both V/H/S films AND ‘The ABC’s Of Death‘, he’s also released two great features titled ‘The Guest‘ and ‘You’re Next‘.

Lionsgate officially announced ‘The Woods‘, releasing September 16th, will now be called ‘Blair Witch‘. This has to be one of sneakiest moves in Hollywood history. Horror website Bloody Disgusting broke news that the film was possibly a sequel a while back but the studio kept hush. Not willing to break under pressure, Lionsgate and director Adam Wingard waited until they felt ready.


What can we expect from the follow-up to the iconic Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick film? I hope something better than ‘Blair Witch 2: Book Of Shadows‘. Written by a long-time Wingard collaborator Simon Barrett, many are calling this one of the scariest movies ever. ‘Blair Witch‘ promises to respect the older film while moving forward with a new story.

“A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of James’ sister who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first, the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods, but as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence. Slowly, they begin to realize the legend is all too real and more sinister than they could have imagined.”

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EJ Moreno
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