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Blair Witch (2016)

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After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his vanished sister Heather, James and a group of friends head to the forest believed to be inhabited by the Blair Witch.


Adam Wingard


Simon Barrett
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3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »





Complete credited cast:
James Allen McCune ... James
Callie Hernandez ... Lisa Arlington
Corbin Reid ... Ashley
Brandon Scott ... Peter
Wes Robinson ... Lane
Valorie Curry ... Talia


Near Burkittsville, in the Black Hills Forest, on the root of a lightning-struck tree, the couple of Lane and Talia find a DV tape sticking out of the ground. The content of the found tape is mostly footage of static, however, near the end, there is also an intriguing small part where someone is trying to escape from something that is after him, screaming and running in an abandoned house. After accidentally stumbling across the uploaded footage, James, believing that this is his final chance to put an end once and for all in the unresolved mystery of his sister's Heather disappearance, some twenty years ago in the same woods, he assembles a team of friends in search of answers. Sooner or later, the team will go astray in the heart of a green maze that is riddled with the chilling legend of Elly Kedward, the Blair Witch who relentlessly keeps messing with their sanity, gradually taking them down, one by one. Eventually, James will find himself in the epicentre of the evil activity, ... Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


There's something evil hiding in the woods. See more »


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, terror and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Canada | USA



Release Date:

16 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Woods See more »


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,576,057, 16 September 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The only "Blair Witch" film to not be nominated for the Razzie Award for Worst Picture. And in fact, the only film in the series not receive any Razzie nominations at all. See more »


The footage from the drone has audio yet it is clearly shown to be a DJI Phantom which has no microphone in real life. See more »


Lisa Arlington: You really think your sister could be out here after all these years?
James: All I know is, if there's any chance at all I can find out what happened to her, I need to at least try.
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Referenced in Sidab-Man (2016) See more »


Rien a Paris
Written by Xavier Paradis and Liz Wendelbo
Performed by Liz and Laszlo
Courtesy of Wierd Records
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Even Drunk at 3am, this movie sucks!
4 February 2017 | by publisher-35See all my reviews

Watching the new version of Blair Witch. . . . . major YAWN. . The build up of the original setup the scare for the rest of the movie. . YAWN again. This movie has no build up and is comprised of "scares" derived from AHS "Roanoke"and adds a touch of 80's horrors like Nightmare on Elm Street or Hallowe'en or Friday 13th by adding college-age hotties making out in tents. . YAWN again . . . and none of that is even done well. If you're looking for a good scare with less than great-action. . . I'd still suggest you. . . . YAWN again SKIP THIS MOVIE! Or don't but please, please, don't pay to see this. It's drivel for the sake of drivel and does not even come close to the original. It comes off like a college-thesis-remake movie and I can't believe any major movie company PAID to have this crap made. The sound effects are dead-awful, including some really bad two-way radio static that was louder than any of the voices "communicated." This movie was bad on all levels from sound to cinematography. If there is a REAL Blair Witch, let's hope she "takes care of" anyone associated with this waste of time!

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