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Blair Witch comes out on Friday, September 16, and while some fans say it's a scary and worthy followup to the original cult classic The Blair Witch Project (1999), critics are panning the sequel as a big letdown. It's tough for a sequel to live up to a hugely popular original, but others manage to up the stakes! Geek fandom, go see the movie and tell us: Is Blair Witch a disappointment or a terrifying thrill ride? Scroll to read more and VOTE!

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Blair Witch's synopsis:

"A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of James’ sister who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods, but as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence. Slowly, they begin to realize the legend is all too real and more sinister than they could have imagined."
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The movie was created for the geek fandom of the original movie. They're already showing up to see the film and giving it a scary 👍!

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Thursday night, the film only brought in $750,000, which is very moderate for a film opening on a Thursday night (before the official Friday opening night). Is this a bad sign for the sequel?

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Vox's web culture reporter didn't write too highly of the movie. In fact, she calls it the worst horror movie of the year!

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Aja wrote that the film's plot is terrible for trying to repeat, but failing to repeat what the original film captured. The characters want to act like they don't live in an horror universe when it clears they do. They should know what to expect going into the woods where young adults 20 years ago disappeared. Hence, she called the narrative inconsistent and confused; the film relies too heavily on found-footage horror and not raw emotions behind the found-footage of the original; and not to forget to mention, the acting is terrible! OUCH!

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And so many more reviews are also calling the horror film disappointing.

FINAL RESULTS
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Is 'Blair Witch' horrifying or just horrible?
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#BlairWitchIsScary