For five friends, it was a chance for a summer getaway— a weekend of camping in the Texas Big Thicket. But visions of a carefree vacation are shattered with an accident on a dark and desolate country road. In the wake of the accident, a bloodcurdling force of nature is unleashed—something not exactly human, but not completely animal— an urban legend come to terrifying life and seeking murderous revenge.
The Blair Witch Project was released at the perfect time for me. I was 16 years old, getting into horror movies in a big way, and at that point, I had never seen a found footage horror movie. They existed, of course, but I had never even conceived of presenting a movie that way, and I bought right into Blair Witch-mania in a big way. The Blair Witch Project was one of the first movies to really do internet viral marketing, and I was into it. Was it real? Was the Blair Witch REAL?! My mind was blown.
Since 1999, Blair Witch co-writer/co-director Eduardo Sanchez hasn’t done much, but in recent years he’s gotten back into horror, notably contributing a segment to the movie V/H/S/2. Now he’s back in the director’s chair for another found-footage feature film…about bigfoot? Yep, Exists is about a group of kids who go for a weekend retreat in the wilderness and get stalked by bigfoot. It’s ludicrous, but you can bet that I’ll be watching this on Netflix.
Exists comes out October 24, 2014.