Watch: The New ‘Blair Witch’ Trailer is True Nightmare Fuel
Turn on all the lights before you click play.
In 1999 we first came to an understanding as to why it’s never fun to go in the woods. Indie flick The Blair Witch Project created found footage horror, partly through a viral marketing campaign that made us truly believe that a group of filmmakers met their maker after stumbling upon a local legend in the forbidding Maryland woods.
Director Adam Wingard and screenwriter Simon Barrett—the pair known for the highly underrated You’re Next and The Guest—are set to make their mark with a true Blair Witch sequel. This one follows a new set of students who return to Black Hills in pursuit of one member’s missing sister. Blair Witch was originally teased as another forest-induced horror film known as The Woods before the secret came out during this year’s San Diego Comic Con. It’ll make its official debut at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, followed by public release on September 16th.
“The funny thing is, I’ve always been considered a horror filmmaker and I don’t feel like I’ve made a real horror movie,” Wingard told EW. “One of the interesting things for me was, actually saying, ‘I’m going to try to make the scariest film that’s ever been made.’”
Based off the trailer footage alone, we’re betting he’s succeeded.