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Surprise, The Woods Is Actually A Blair Witch Sequel

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After Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, we didn’t think we’d be seeing another entry in this franchise. Until now.

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Blair Witch was a highly kept secret, in production under the working title The Woods, but it was revealed to be a sequel at a San Diego Comic-Con screening Friday night.

Set 15 years after the events of the original, the film follows Heather’s brother and his friends, who go searching for his missing sister when he sees a mysterious video on YouTube.

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Lionsgate issued a teaser trailer in May under The Woods, but to coincide with the announcement, the title to the video was changed to Blair Witch.

Watch that teaser below.

Blair Witch will be released in theaters on September 16.

Additional reporting by Germain Lussier, who was at the screening. We’ll have more on this story over the weekend.

Weekend editor and night person at Gizmodo. More space core than human.

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Did anyone else enjoy the marketing for the original (the website, the television mockumentary) way more than the actual film?