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‘Blair Witch’ earns No. 2 spot in box office

In 1999, horror movie fans flocked to theaters to see the psychological horror film, “The Blair Witch Project.”

This year is no different.

Horror movie fans rushed yet again to see a reboot of well-known horror movie “The Blair Witch Project.”

“Blair Witch” hit theaters Sept. 16.

“An improvement over its predecessor in almost every way, Blair Witch is a worthy successor to ‘The Blair Witch Project,’” said Matthew Parkinson of “The Escapist.”

Blair Witch

Screenshot courtesy of Lionsgate Movies.

The original story of students who went missing before their footage was found under an old house, creates a well-known story arc. While this story has been frequently used in the industry recently, when the film was made, the concept was fairly new. The reboot connects both in a unique way, with ties between the first and the new film.

Recently, many well-known horror movies have been rebooted, and while some are nowhere near the caliber of the originals, according to their overall ratings, “Blair Witch” stands to be a cult thriller that may, in fact, surpass the original.

The original, while taken in first-person view — much like cult classics such as Cloverfield — has now been brought to third person, with camera angles that show more than the original did, while retaining the terrifying scares that fans loved about the first movie.

“All in all, ‘Blair Witch’ was quite satisfying and made me think: this is what the first sequel to the original film should have accomplished,” wrote Bill Zwecker of the “Chicago Sun-Times.”

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