There are quite a few new movies out this week so I had to make some updates to my list. Unfortunately, not ALL of the new releases made it into the Top 8 Movies, but I was really surprised by the ones that did. Continue reading →
Nothing ruins a horror flick faster for me than hearing someone say, “Scariest movie EVER!”
Because it automatically isn’t.
Once you tell me a movie is going to scare the crap out of me, my expectations get too high for that to be possible anymore. That’s why I’m struggling to review the new Blair Witch movie. I don’t want to oversell it, and to be honest, I don’t fully understand why it got to me the way it did. I mean, you and I both already know the story, right? If you’ve seen the first movie, you know exactly what’s going to happen when they start searching those woods. You even know that they’re going to get lost, and where they’ll eventually end up. Sure, there are a few changes, like the addition of wearable cameras and drones, which makes the Black Hills Forest feel like any other hike you’d take. There’s also a stronger and more likable cast, except for Lane and Talia. Oh, you’re going to HATE those two, but it’s okay. You’re supposed to.
Despite these minor tweaks, this Blair Witch is almost exactly like The Blair Witch Project of 1999, until the last twenty minutes. That’s when it started looking like some of my very worst nightmares. It’s also when I screamed so hard that my movie buddy started laughing at me.
So I can’t really tell you why Blair Witch scared the bejeezus out of me, because I don’t understand it myself. Furthermore, I don’t want to elevate anyone’s expectations and ruin your chance of being scared, too. So, I’ll just say this: Blair Witch is a movie that’s much like the The Blair Witch Project of 1999. If you enjoyed the first, you’ll enjoy this one as well. And is it scary? Oh, I don’t know. Just go see it and decide for yourself.
I’m really excited about all the great movies opening this month. You can tell by the crazy-eyes I’m giving Jane McGarry above, can’t you? Some HUGE films are coming up, starting with Sully, which opens this weekend. Click HERE if you’d like to watch my review of Tom Hanks’ latest and hear my thoughts on Bridget Jones’s Baby. I also cover some films with a Texas Connection: Hell or High Water and The Hollars, which stars Jacksonville’s own Margo Martindale.
Don’t forget to subscribe to my website so you’ll always know when I’m giving away free movie passes. I STILL can’t find anyone to see Blair Witch with me! Gee, I wonder why?