Written by John Squires
When you think of The Blair Witch Project, the first image that likely pops into your mind is the one you see above. That’d be actress Heather Donahue crying into a camera; an emotional, powerful scene that has come to represent the 1999 found footage film better than any other. That image was used on most of the promotional materials, and it’s one of the most downright iconic in horror history.
So what does Heather Donahue think of Adam Wingard’s sequel Blair Witch, hitting theaters this weekend? In a must-read piece she wrote for The Guardian earlier this week, Donahue expressed her excitement over seeing a new group of kids head out in the woods and get killed, and now that’s seen the new film, she just posted her quick thoughts over on Facebook.
Guess what? She thinks it’s the best BWP film to date!
“Scare for scare, the new Blair Witch is better than the original,” wrote Donahue. “You heard me. You nailed it Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett! Big, big congratulations!”
In Blair Witch…
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.