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Blair Witch review: Witching hour back on camera

By Damon Smith

Published 16/09/2016

A scene from Blair Witch
A scene from Blair Witch

For more than 20 years, James Donahue (James Allen McCune) has been haunted by the disappearance of his sister Heather, whose chilling final moments were documented in footage from October 1994 that became The Blair Witch Project.

James is convinced she is alive and his suspicions seem to be confirmed by shaky handheld footage posted on a video sharing website by username Darknet 666.

"If there's any chance I can find out what happened to her, I need to try," James tells girlfriend Lisa (Callie Hernandez), who is making a documentary for a class project.

She packs recording devices and a drone and heads to Burkittsville with James and their good friends, Peter (Brandon Scott) and Ashley (Corbin Reid), in order to rendezvous with Darknet 666 aka oddball Lane (Wes Robinson) and his girlfriend Talia (Valorie Curry).

The couple believe in the legend of the Blair Witch and forcibly persuade James and his pals to let them join the expedition.

Ignoring a sign which reads 'No entry after nightfall', the group treks into the woods with flashlights and camping gear.

Three stars

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