More Blair Witch?

You can say what you want about THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, but the bottom line is that the flick works. Shot on no money and with actors who had little to no experience, BLAIR managed to really, really frighten. Which is a lot more than can be said for a lot of horror flicks that come out nowadays. However, would I be willing to pay to see a prequel? Not at all. I didn't see the sequel, BOOK OF SHADOWS, but I've heard that it is so bad that it can kill a teenaged male from 80 paces. The big news right now is that Lionsgate holds the rights to the project (and don't seem to be particularly interested), but BLAIR co-director Daniel Myrick has still been voicing his ideas for the project, should the opportunity to make it arise. He had the following to say:

"Well, our idea for the prequel isn’t realizing any manifestation of the witch itself, it just delves into the mythology of the witch itself. How the legend got started, and arguably whether it was true or not... I think it’s important to always maintain that ambiguity, whether the legend is a supernatural force in the woods, or if it is all in people’s minds. I think most boogeymen are just that, a little bit of both. What is Bigfoot really? Is it a bear, is it an eight-foot monster roaming the badlands…..for me the prequel would be an exploration of the start of the legend, the whole back-story, and would give people an idea of where all that mythology took root and why. I think that would be cool."

Click HERE for the full interview.
Extra Tidbit: Before THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT was released, the three principals were listed on IMDb as 'missing, presumed dead'.



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