Warning: If you have yet to see Blair Witch, the third chapter in the Blair Witch Project franchise that hit theaters earlier this month, turn back now!
Blair Witch, directed by Adam Wingard based on a script by Simon Barrett, was one of the most hotly anticipated horror movies of 2016, which made its predominantly negative reviews exceptionally disappointing. But even those who felt the film was derivative and unoriginal appreciated one aspect of it: This time, we actually got to see the infamous and terrifying witch at the tense climax.
Not so fast!
Responding to a fan Tweet yesterday, Barrett dropped a shocker: “You don’t see the witch on screen. That’s someone else!”
This will surely open Blair Witch up to additional interpretations and increased fan speculation. Barrett promises to reveal more secrets in the commentary when Blair Witch arrives on Blu-Ray and DVD later this year. “Our DVD commentary will explain a lot, but hopefully without ruining anything, as do we want to leave some elements mysterious,” Barrett explains.
Official Synopsis: A young man and his friends venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mystery surrounding his missing sister. Many believe her disappearance 17 years earlier is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first the group is hopeful, especially when two locals act as guides through the dark and winding woods. As the night wears on, a visit from a menacing presence soon makes them realize that the legend is all too real, and more sinister than they could have ever imagined.