His friend Lisa (Callie Hernandez) is following his story for her documentary class project.
They recruit friends Peter (Brandon Scott) and Ashley (Corbin Reid) for a camping trip, with local Blair Witch experts Lane (Wes Robinson) and Talia (Valorie Curry) eventually tagging along.
They wake to find weird twig-totems hanging around the site, and decide enough is enough.
The technique was shrewdly simple: amateurish, wobble-and-thrash camcorder cinematography previously seen in every home movie ever made, but no one was savvy enough to capitalize on yet. Which leads us to this new "Blair Witch," which follows the original film chronologically, and returns to the tried, true, very tired form.
So that's five amateur cinematographers giving us the same first-person blur of trees and dirt illuminated only by a flashlight with fickle battery power, and soundtracked with much, much yelling.
The first night in the woods, they're greeted by immense howling noises and the sounds of large tree limbs cracking, coming from both nowhere and everywhere.
'Blair Witch' 2 stars (out of 4) MPAA rating: R for language, terror and some disturbing images Cast: James Allen Mc Cune, Callie Hernandez, Corbin Reid, Brandon Scott Director: Adam Wingard Run time: 89 minutes "Blair Witch" is the right and proper sequel to 1999's "The Blair Witch Project," a movie I loved for its rough-and-tumble ingenuity, but eventually grew to hate. The "Blair Witch Project" imitators quickly grew tiresome and irksome, and the shaky cam more gruesome than any monstrous antagonist.
At the time, directors Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick forged fresh ground with an approach so raw, ragged and cheap, it suspended our disbelief like no fiction before it. A dashed-off meta-sequel, 2000's "Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2," gamely attempted a different approach, and its self-referential tone was rejected outright as a creative failure, and the film was quickly disowned by everyone, even diehard horror mavens who will sit through any feature with a slashy font on the poster and a few gallons of red corn syrup.
Which totals six eggs in this twit omelet, likely soon to be devoured by whatever moaning ghoul lurks among the trees in search of a tender, gullible breakfast.'Sully' review: Tom Hanks is remarkable, as usual, in typically sobering Clint Eastwood drama To underscore the technological advancements of the last 18 years, the core four are outfitted with earpiece cams and a drone, and even Lane drags along his video camera.