There's that creepy driver who stops to help, but then rushes off.
There's every single weird person under the sun.
And of course there's always a creepy person that comes out with some generic line.
(In this case, a woman who looks like the Leatherface's final mask in the first 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' films thanks to the faces she pulls)
It basically is a copy of Blair Witch, the townsfolk talking of ''Raymond Banks'', a supposed serial killer who is locked away for four murders of women dumped in the woods.
(The one thing that annoyed me though was that he had his own Freddy Krueger style nursery rhyme)
Banks is just in place of Rustin Parr.
These main characters in place of Blair Witch's. All that has changed is it's 2 girls and 2 guys, instead of only 1.
So granted there are other moments which add different things, but not much new.
The next half an hour changed pace but kept the "Blair" feel.
The strangest thing is, the main character wants to prove Banks didn't commit any murders at all, but in fact it was Vampires. Who live in the Black Water Woods. And these characters seem to believe in Vampires, but still choose to stay in the woods anyway. Idiot move.
Well, they started with a cabin at least, and not only a damn tent...........
Wait...Oh, ok, there's the tent.
Of course things happen, it's a given. But at this point I'm simultaneously bored but also getting the feeling of sticking to the "Blair" feel might actually be a good thing, as I'm still drawn to watch and I feel myself drawn in more and more each second. Strange.
To many it might be a broken formula, but 'Blair Witch Project' was definitely a big movie no matter how many hated it. So what works, don't fix I guess.
But come on. Even one of them go missing...............
And when they realise shit's about to hit the fan, our final 20 minutes begin.
A little too clearly for my liking.
It looks like one of those expensive rubber masks you can get from somewhere on the net. Which there'd be nothing wrong with that if they didn't go for a standard mask.
It's like this person I know, he owns a green one. Other than the obvious differences between masks, after seeing the vampire, it could have added an Orc like cousin to the movie too.
They are great masks, but when you add really shitty CGI to them, and put them in a movie, B or not they just don't work.
If the Vampire looked better, it wouldn't feel as tacky.
You wouldn't feel as embarrassed for them as they should be.
If you like slow burning now classic old school found footage, or if you ever thought "Blair Witch Project" would be better if the witch was replaced with a Vampire, then this movie is the one for you.
There's a twist in there too (One surprisingly I wasn't expecting).
To be honest I know I've been slating the film but the last 20 minutes plot wise makes up for the rest of the film easily and it's thanks to that why I'm giving it this score:
The actual end scene made me take off a point as it was ridiculous and pointless really, it made me physically laugh out loud.
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