Having grown up in a wooded secluded area of central Arkansas gave me an inherent respect for the woods. That is why when I first watched The Blair Witch movie I was probably a little more emotionally invested than most people watching it. The first one was a decent horror movie, we did not need the follow up movies though. Now it seems we are getting a remake of the original and a new trailer has been released.
Previously, Craftymumthingz covered the initial trailer with her thoughts and observations. She feels the movie, releasing mid-September of this year, is going to be a scare fest worthy of the name Blair Witch. In her article she has the original trailer, below is the second trailer that is meant to build up the fear for us. I have to say, it does a good job at it.
More of the wooded area is shown in this latest trailer and we get to know a little more about the soon to be victims. All in all, this remake looks quite good. The emphasis here seems to be more on visual psychological horror and less straight up psychological. For a good reference between the two just think of the original Psycho- that was straight up psychological horror- VERY little violence and gore to speak of. In fact, that Anthony Perkins classic interpretation of Alfred Hitchcock’s character was devoid of physical violence now that I think of it. Everything was left to the mind of the viewer.
This new Blair Witch movie is going more and more towards visual psychological horror. You see lights, you see the iconic symbol all over the place, you hear noises and the like but have NO clue what made them. That is almost as bad as pure psychological horror.
I have to say, the more I see of this remake, the more I am intrigued by it. Anyone else?