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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.

Director:

Adam Wingard

Writer:

Simon Barrett
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Cast

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

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

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Taglines:

Chilling and Intense... A Truly Terrifying Cinematic Experience. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Woods See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$20,777,061

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$45,172,994
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Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Director Adam Wingard used air horns in order to get the right jump-scare out of his actors. See more »

Goofs

When the group first uses the drone, their conversation can be heard all the way up as high as the drone goes, while simultaneously, no sound from the drone itself can be heard. In later instances of drone footage, we can only hear the drone's own sound created by it's blades and it sounds rather loud. See more »

Quotes

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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References The Shining (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Rien a Paris
Written by Xavier Paradis and Liz Wendelbo
Performed by Liz and Laszlo
Courtesy of Wierd Records
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Ashley?... Ashley! .... Ashley!!!
6 January 2017 | by pazu7See all my reviews

Shhh.... Did you hear that?... Peter?... Peter?!... Peter!... Peeeter!!... Ashley!...Ashley?... Ashley!....ASHLEY!... Aaaashleeey!!... Aaashleeey!....James?... Jaaames!...Lisa!... Liiisaaaa!... Peter?... Peter!!!.... Lane?... Laaane?.... Talia?... Talia!.... Ashley?... James???... Lisa? ... Liiisaaaa!... HEY! All of you just shut the f**k up! It's over! OK? Take it down a notch. It's finally done. What started in 1999 with a unique low-budget, cleverly executed and promoted, and genuinely creepy little indie film, finally ended in 2016 with a ridiculous corporate big-budget hackneyed piece of shhhh...did you hear that?... Ashley?... Ashley?.... ASHLEY!


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