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Why The Boogeyman Director Is “Too Scared” To Take On The Blair Witch

Published: 2023-06-01T14:26:36

Updated: 2023-06-01T14:26:46

In an interview with Dexerto about his terrifying new horror film The Boogeyman, found footage legend Rob Savage revealed why he’d be “too scared” to take on The Blair Witch.

Although found footage has been around in movies for decades, the subgenre was revolutionized by horror with the release of the 1999 hit The Blair Witch Project. In addition to making good use of the gritty mockumentary style, the film hit all the right horror notes, masterfully showing that when it comes to developing an antagonist, less is more.

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Rob Savage hit an update button in style with the release of his pandemic movie Host, about a virtual séance gone horribly wrong. This was followed by Dashcam, another computer screen horror about a deluded MAGA fan who gets trapped in a demonic nightmare after giving a woman a lift in his car.

So when news broke that Host co-writer Jed Shepherd was in talks with The Blair Witch co-director Eduardo Sanchez to make a TV series that would serve as a direct sequel to the OG, we wondered if Savage might be involved. , I certainly would. be a match made in heaven, but don’t get your hopes up just yet…

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The Boogeyman director ‘too scared’ to take on The Blair Witch

Ahead of the release of his highly anticipated horror film The Boogeyman, Dexerto caught up with Rob Savage to ask him about his thoughts on the possible resurrection of The Blair Witch and whether or not he’s involved.

The filmmaker explained: “I heard someone was developing a Blair Witch TV series, but I don’t know what the latest one is. I’m not sure if anyone from Host is involved or if it was just an initial conversation.”

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But even if he goes ahead, Savage isn’t sure he wants to join the project. “I think I would be too scared to do a Blair Witch Project, that movie scared the hell out of me as a kid. I think those are big shoes to fill.”

Humble words, especially considering that Host and Dashcam are truly terrifying movies, showing that there is still life (or should we say, death) in the field of found footage. In fact, the former was even voted the “scariest movie of all time,” according to science. In other words, he would be the perfect candidate to collaborate on a Blair Witch TV show.

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Nonetheless, Savage is busy with the release of The Boogeyman, an adaptation of the Stephen King short story of the same name that centers on a bereaved family who is targeted by the creature of the same name.

As we said in our Dexerto review, the filmmaker “has taken a Stephen King story and expanded on it to create a truly creepy horror film, one that has plenty of jump scares and a heartfelt family story woven into the narrative.”

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The Boogeyman hits theaters June 2, 2023. You can check out our other horror coverage hereand read more about The Blair Witch TV project here.