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


After unearthing a DV tape containing intriguing raw footage in Burkittsville's Black Hills Forest, Lane and Talia upload the video on YouTube. Then, James stumbles upon the video, and--believing that he saw an image of his missing sister, Heather, who disappeared in 1994 in the same woods while investigating the legend of the Blair Witch--he assembles a team of friends in search of answers. Convinced that she is still alive, he heads into the gloomy forest accompanied by his friend Peter; Peter's girlfriend, Ashley; the film student, Lisa, and the pair of uploaders, only to go astray in the heart of a green maze. Now, more and more, as James and his team find themselves trapped in the epicentre of the evil activity, the blood-curdling legend of the wicked sorceress seems real. Can they escape from the wrath of the demonic Blair Witch? Written by Nick Riganas

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One of the Scariest Movies Ever Made. See more »

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

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Casting was a challenge, due to the highly secretive nature of the films creation. The filmmakers are quoted as saying that the actors had "no idea what they were auditioning for." See more »


When the girl puts on the ear camera, her hair covers the camera and yet we see footage from the camera showing a clear view of what's happening. See more »


[first lines]
James: [after watching an online video] Did you see her?
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Follows Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000) See more »


Written by Loic Fontaine
Performed by NKVD
Courtesy of Avantgarde Music
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The Very Sad Reality of Remakes
12 May 2017 | by xeliasxSee all my reviews

Though this one wasn't the box office hit its original was, it still made back 25x its budget, when we have beautiful, terrifying films that sometimes just break even. Backpacking on a story that wasn't even theirs, with characters i'm not even sure we're meant to care about, and decision making that will have you rolling your eyes into the back of your soul, The Blair Witch falls flat on its back, and doesn't get back up.

The movie has its moments, sure, where we are truly wondering what is going on in those mystical woods. It took the idea of the neverending night from many movies in the past but I wasn't even sure if I liked that, as it didn't happen in the first movie at all, but it is a definite visceral scare to think about an everlasting night so at least they tried.

I didn't like the whole medusa idea like if you look at it you die... Hmm then what were those guys doing on coffin rock with their entrails gashed out of them all tied together?

THE DECISIONS THESE GUYS MAKE LOL STOP IT. "I think my seesters in there!" 17 years later in an old broken down house after watching a video where she clearly died... Worst part about this movie was the most scares you got were always jump scares from the people scaring each other because apparently they walk silently and don't know how to tell their friends they're there. Please stop with the blair witch remakes unless you can really nail it without the gimmicks, I want this hour and a half of my life back.

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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, 18 September 2016

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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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