TORONTO — In 1999, The Blair Witch Project breathed new life into both the horror genre and the indie scene by inventing the found-footage subgenre, which is now on its last legs following six Paranormal Activity movies. The following year, the awkwardly titled sequel, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, followed its own path in ditching the troublesome format, but it was so bad that it put the franchise on ice for 16 years. Now, genre-filmmaking darlings Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett return to the Toronto International Film Festival with Blair Witch, a disappointingly redundant found-footage sequel to the original movie that unfortunately finds the gifted duo behind Read more…

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‘Blair Witch’ is a missed opportunity that gets lost in the woods